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Woman Kills Husband by Putting Eye Drops in Water: Police

Arrest warrants and the statement from deputies didn't give a motive for the alleged poisoning

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    Woman Poisons Husband With Eye Drops in His Water

    A South Carolina woman was charged with murder after she admitted to poisoning her husband using over-the-counter eye drops. Authorities say Lana Sue Clayton added eye drops containing tetrahydrozoline to her husband's drinking water over a three day period. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018)

    Authorities say a South Carolina woman has been charged with murder after killing her husband by putting eye drops into his water for several days.

    York County deputies said 52-year-old Lana Clayton confessed to investigators after an autopsy uncovered a high amount of tetrahydrozoline in her husband's body.

    The chemical is found in over-the-counter eye drops such as Visine.

    Authorities say 64-year-old Stephen Clayton was found dead July 21 in the couple's home in Clover.

    Arrest warrants and the statement from deputies didn't give a motive for the alleged poisoning.

    Lana Clayton also is charged with malicious tampering with a drug product or food.

    Jail records did not indicate if she had a lawyer.