A South Carolina man who appeared to have died of a fall was poisoned with eye drops by his wife who has been charged with murder, according to reports. Detectives arrested Lana Sue Clayton, 52, a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs nurse, Friday in the July 21 death of Steven Clayton at their upscale waterfront home in Clover, The Herald reported. She was also charged with unlawful malicious tampering of food.
Steven Clayton, 64, was found in the foyer of his home after what appeared to be a fall down the stairs, the paper reported. An autopsy determined he died of poisoning, according to the paper. She then confessed to spiking his water with a chemical found in over-the-counter eye drops to relieve redness. She poisoned him over a three-day period until he died, the paper reported, citing arrest warrants. A motive has not been established.