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Woman pleads guilty to poisoning husband with eye drops

Posted: 4:38 AM, Jan 17, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-17 04:38:27-05
Woman pleads guilty to poisoning husband with eye drops

This Aug. 31, 2018, booking photo provided by the York County Sheriff’s Office, in South Carolina, shows Lana Sue Clayton. Clayton pleaded guilty, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, to fatally poisoning her husband by putting eyedrops into his water for days. She was sentenced to 25 years in prison. (York County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

A South Carolina woman pleaded guilty to fatally poisoning her husband by putting eye drops into his water for days.

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

Lana 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.

Lana Clayton says her husband was abusive and she didn’t mean to kill him.

Prosecutors say she killed him for his money.

She was sentenced to 25 years in prison.