York County woman arrested in husband's murder admits to poisoning him

Photo: York County Sheriff's Office 

A York County woman was arrested for murdering her husband. Authorities say she poisoned him. 

On August 31, 2018, York County Detectives have charged Lana Sue Clayton with murder and unlawful malicious tampering of food in the death of her husband Stephen Delvalle Clayton.

Stephen Clayton died on July 21 from poisoning. 

Detectives say the poisoning occurred between July 19 and 21 at their home in the 4000 block of Island Forks Rd. in Clover, SC. 

The toxicology results revealed poisonous levels of tetrahydrozoline, a type of eye drop, in the victim's body.

Lana Clayton admitted to investigators that she gave her husband the substance without his knowledge.

She was booked in the York County Detention Center. This case remains under investigation.