"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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