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Woman pleads guilty to poisoning husband with eye drops

Lana Sue Clayton admitted to giving her husband drinks laced with Visine.
Credit: AP
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)

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

Lana Sue Clayton, 53, was sentenced to 25 years in prison. 

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. 

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

Prosecutors say she killed him for his money.

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