Thursday, August 18, 2005

Christopher Hampton tells reporter he killed Tamika Huston and says he's a good person

Pinch-hitting Spartanburg Herald-Journal staff writer Alexander Morrison got a really big break when he asked Christopher Hampton for an interview. Hampton not only agreed, but confessed to the details of how he killed Huston after an argument. According to Hampton, the death was accidental but didn't get her medical help or turn himself in because he didn't want people to think badly of him.

"I just got mad -- I just threw the iron," he said. "I didn't mean for it to hit her."

But he said it struck Huston in the head and killed her.

"I couldn't believe it. I just walked out of the room."

He said he drove around for a while -- less than an hour -- and then returned to his apartment.

"She was still there," he said.

"I said, 'I got to hide it. … I got to keep somebody from knowing.' " He borrowed a friend's car and put Huston inside.

"I drove everywhere," he said. "I drove all night long."

He said he considered driving to the hospital and the police station but ended up going to the woods.

Hampton said he buried Huston in the early morning, after the sun had risen.

"I told her I'm sorry," he said. "The whole time I was hoping she would wake up.

"I didn't want to tell anybody because I didn't want people to think I was a killer. I ain't a killer. … I don't want people to think bad of me."

According to Morrison, Hampton was emotional during their interview

“He never broke down in tears but there was some pretty grisly stuff. He was sorry but it’s difficult to tell the root of it. Was he sorry for her or was he sorry for himself?”
Hampton reported being so torn up by the publicity over Huston's disappearance that two months after her death he went back to the industrial park where he buried her, uncovered her remains and then reburied her.

"If I turned her in, it'd be the end of my life forever -- I'd disappoint a lot of people; my family, her family."

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Anonymous said...

You shouldn't never throw it
Should've walked away.

Michael Jenkins said...

Punk bastard. Tamika was my ex girlfriend and first love here in Dc where she should have been the whole time but because of her father living there she went down to visit and didn't come back. I hope GOD has fun with you boy when your final lights go out.


Anonymous said...

Sad end,for a beautiful young lady.Mr.Hampton,may God have mercy on your soul

Unknown said...

no reason in the world to believe it was an "accident".
Oh, he was afraid people would think ill of him so he didn't report it?
Correction. He knew he'd be arrested on the spot.

Anonymous said...

Rip Tamika, what a beautiful girl!!!! Hampton meant to kill her, God knows the truth!!!!

Corrections Officer said...

Michael Jenkins, Sorry for your loss. She was beautiful. Hampton you are a killer and a piece of crap!

Anonymous said...

Be careful of your words and actions when you're upset because they have a way of coming back to haunt you when you feel better