A South Carolina woman, known by locals who attended her neighborhood bible study, has been arrested and charged with murdering after husband.
York County deputies allegedly found out 52-year-old Lana Clayton killed her spouse, Steven Clayton, 64, when an autopsy uncovered a high amount of tetrahydrozoline in her husband's body.
The chemical found in over-the-counter eye drops brands like Visine, restricts blood vessels when poured over eyes, and takes the redness away.
However, when taken orally the decongestant acts as a neurotoxin and can attack the nervous system.
York County deputies allegedly found out 52-year-old Lana Clayton (pictured) killed her spouse, Steven Clayton, 64, when an autopsy uncovered a high amount of tetrahydrozoline in her husband's body
The nursing employee of the US Department of Veterans Affairs in Charlotte, confessed to investigators after the coroner revealed it had been in his system for three days.
Clayton admits to spiking his food with it between July 19 and 21 and lethally poisoning him.
The 64-year-old was found dead July 21 in the couple's home on Island Forks Road in Clover. He was in a position to suggest he'd fallen down the stairs.
Seemingly without suspicion from others, his wife had held a funeral for him in their back yard earlier in August. However it was before the autopsy happened according to wsoctv.com.
According to neighbors, the couple had been married for eight years.
According to posts on her Facebook page from 2010 she had trouble in a marriage but it's not clear