Woman Killed Husband With Eye Drops, Police Say

Allegedly put them in his water over a period of several days
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 1, 2018 1:40 PM CDT
   (York County Sheriff's Office)

(Newser) – 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, the AP reports. 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 after apparently falling down the stairs, the Herald reports. 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.

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