The Caddo Herald
May 17, 1912
Jule Hampton Case Affirmed
The Oklahoma Court of Appeals handed down a decision last week which affirmed the sentence of Jule Hampton to 30 years in the penitentiary for the killing of J. F. Lamb. This killing occurred in Caddo in September 1909, immediately after a tent show on Main Street, the details of which are familiar to Caddo people.
Hampton was tried and convicted in the District Court of Bryan County in 1910 and given a sentence of 30 years. The case has been up on appeal since then.
Here is a reminder of the incident:
The Fort-Worth Star Telegram
September 17, 1909
Slain by Son-in-law
J. F. Lamb Shot to Death by Jule Hampton at Caddo, Okla.
Durant, Okla. Sept. 17- J. F. Lamb was shot to death by his son-in-law Jule Hampton at Caddo last night. Lamb, Hampton, and the latter’s wife attended a theater and on coming out Hampton caught hold of his wife’s arm roughly and hurried her down the street. Lamb remonstrated when Hampton wheeled and shot him in the breast. Hampton made a successful break for liberty, although pursued and shot at by the night police. (Early Marriages: Ida Lamb, 18, Caddo to Julius C. Hampton, Jr. 21, Caddo, July 9, 1907)
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
September 24, 1909
Jule Hampton Surrenders
Durant, Okla. – Sept. 24- Jule Hampton, who shot to death his father-in-law, J. F. Lamb at Caddo, Sept. 16, surrendered to Constable Gardner Bekchit yesterday and was brought to Durant today. Hampton is about 25 years old, part Indian, and well-educated.