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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Detectives arrest, charge woman with the murder of husband

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YORK COUNTY, SC – On August 31, 2018, York County Detectives arrested and charged Lana Sue Clayton with Murder and Unlawful Malicious Tampering of Food of her husband Stephen Delvalle Clayton between the dates of July 19 to 21, 2018.

Stephen Clayton died on July 21, 2018, from poisoning. The incident took place at the victim and suspects home 4586 Island Forks Road, Clover, SC.  The investigation autopsy toxicology tests discovered poisonous levels of Tetrahydrozoline in the body of the victim.

Lana Clayton admitted to investigators she administered the substance to Stephen Clayton without his knowledge.

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

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