South Carolina woman accused of poisoning husband with eye drops, detectives say

ByAndrea Blanford WTVD logo
Monday, September 3, 2018
SC woman accused of poisoning husband with eye drops
SC woman accused of poisoning husband with eye drops

YORK COUNTY, S.C. -- A murder case is stunning people in York County, South Carolina.

Detectives have arrested and charged a woman after they say she poisoned her husband with eye drops.

The arrest warrant accuses Lana Sue Clayton of poisoning her husband Stephen Clayton's water with eye drops at their home in Clover from July 19 - July 21.

According to WSOC, the cause of death was determined after toxicology tests found poisonous levels of tetrahydrozoline in the body of the victim. That's the chemical found in eye drops.

"Somebody does something like that? That's crazy," said Sean Magan, who lives nearby.

They said Lana Clayton admitted to giving her husband the substance without his knowledge.

"That's crazy," said Deborah Pollard, who also lives nearby. "They're just finding all kinds of ways to do crazy things now a day, aren't they?"

Stephen's funeral was held in August in the backyard of the couple's home before detectives determined his cause of death.

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