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Woman pleads guilty to poisoning husband with eye drops

Lana Sue Clayton
Posted at 5:46 AM, Jan 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-17 07:14:28-05

YORK, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman pleaded guilty to fatally poisoning her husband by putting eye drops into his water for days. She was sentenced to 25 years in prison. 

News outlets report 53-year-old Lana Sue Clayton pleaded guilty Thursday to voluntary manslaughter and tampering with a food or drug.

Clayton admitted to giving her husband drinks laced with Visine. She poisoned him with Visine for three days in July 2018 before the poison eventually caused his death.

She says her husband was abusive and she didn't mean to kill him. Prosecutors say she killed him for his money.