Angela Langley Says She Shot Rodney Shane Babb as He Tried to Rape Stacey Patton

Police believe all three may have been taking drugs. I commented on the oddness of this story before, now it just keeps getting odder:

Laurens County Sheriff Ricky Chastain said it’s an unusual case because of having two female suspects.

“It’s very rare,” Chastain said. “First, two women murdering an individual — and then trying to dispose of the body added into that. That’s something we haven’t seen here in Laurens.”

Chastain said that Babb, Patton and Langley may have been using drugs.

According to the incident report, Langley said she shot Babb because he tried to sexually assault Patton.

Chastain said after the women left Babb’s body in the mobile home, they then rented an SUV and bought supplies to clean-up the mobile home that belonged to Patton’s family.

Investigators said that Langley and Patton went to a man and asked him to help them get rid of the body. Instead, the man turned out to be a confidential informant.

Confidential informants are usually criminals who secretly tip cops off to crimes and gather intelligence for authorities in exchange for leniency or money. The fact that the women knew someone who was a C.I. who also just happened to be someone they thought would help them get rid of a body tells me they were shoulders deep in criminality. I’m thinking they were addicts and this is starting to sound like either a trick turned bad or a argument amongst addicts over cash, but as more details come out we’ll see.


24 Responses to “Angela Langley Says She Shot Rodney Shane Babb as He Tried to Rape Stacey Patton”

  1. jlbrewington on February 17th, 2010 7:31 pm

    it could be a drug thing gone wrong but i dont buy it that boy was nuts man ive heard so many things abut him and tieing women to trees dragging them with cars to being acussed of murder on that poor christly girl in greenwood that boy was bad i bet it went down like them girls said they just should have called the police

  2. jlbrewington on February 17th, 2010 7:33 pm

    i hate it for everone envoled

  3. Missy Finley on February 18th, 2010 10:07 am

    i have known shane all of his life. he has been there for me when my father died & there when my daughter was born. these girls set him up b/c she was mad that he didnt wanna be with her anymore. He was a good person & a good friend to me & no matter what anyone has heard he was the type of person to give u the shirt off his back if u needed it.

  4. Rob Taylor on February 18th, 2010 10:29 am

    He was also the kind of person who got high with a 19-year-old, someone who was almost young enough to be his daughter. I don’t think he deserved this obviously, and he probably was a nice guy, but this is a lesson for people out there who get involved in the drug culture.

    His “friends’ were addicts. Addicts are irrational and untrustworthy. I don’t know if Langley is telling the truth or not, but I do know that having two female drug users in your house sounds like a “party” and this looks like a “party” gone wrong.

    You have my sympathies for your friend. If any of your other friends are involved with drugs sit them down now and do what you can to get them out.

  5. Missy Finley on February 18th, 2010 11:47 am

    Shane had his demons, as most humans do. As for getting high with a 19 year old, well knowing her family and their issues with drugs I am pretty sure Shane did not introduce this girl to anything she had not been doing for years..And btw he was a father to a 6 year old who he loved and cared for dearly. I am sick of hearing all the bad things about Shane when no matter what he has done he did not deserve to be shot like a dog.. Plus has anybody wondered why those girls had a gun in the first place?? And why this was done in a place that you have to have a 4×4 just to get to?? Not to mention why try to get rid of his body, why not call the police and say they were defending themselves. It doesnt add up! My friend had his additions, but if you do a background check he was never convicted of the crimes he was accused of above!
    As for the “party”, he ran out of gas and the 19 year old took him to a trailor that belong to HER family in the middle of nowhere, so the “party gone wrong”, smells like a set up for a woman scorn. He was supposed to be meeting her to get his stuff back that she had. Everybody can believe what they want to, but I would hope they would respect the fact that they wasnt there and the two people telling their side have EVERY reason to lie!

  6. Rob Taylor on February 18th, 2010 11:57 am

    Not introducing her to drugs doesn’t excuse doing drugs with her does it? If I didn’t introduce a teen to crack but smoked it wit her would I not be in part morally responsible for their addiction?

    Is a 32-year-old in a relationship with a teen acceptable? Is a 32-year-old getting high with a teen not spiraling out of control.

    I said before he didn’t deserve this and I don’t think it was self-defense. I myself have guns however so I’m not sure what your point is on that. But are you saying they planned on him running out of gas?

    Addiction is terrible and this story illustrates the out come for many people. Like I said I’m sorry about your friend, he didn’t deserve it and I wish people cared as much about him while he was alive as they seem to care about his reputation once his addiction, and the addicts he surrounded himself with, killed him.

    Helping him get sober would have saved his life. That’s my only point here. These women are going to jail and it seems like they belong there. But there’s a 6-year-old whose father chose drugs over him other. Where were all his friends while he was spending money on drugs rather than his child?

  7. Missy Finley on February 18th, 2010 12:12 pm

    We were ALL trying to get him away from drugs and this girl! My point about the gun is, they knew he was comming to get his stuff it was HER gun, and why does a 19 year old have a gun bought FOR her one week before she has a hand in the death of a man who was breaking up with her???? And you cant really prove that he was doing drugs with her that night! Even if they all had drugs in their system it does not prove that he done them with her! She had plenty of places to get high with her family and other friends. So unless you were there and saw them getting high together dont condem him if you can not prove he did it!

  8. Missy Finley on February 18th, 2010 12:18 pm

    And as for his age, my grandmother was 14 and my grandfather was 23 when they met and fell in love 65 years ago!! They married and had two children and lived their whole lives together until their deaths 6 months apart. So if age is what is bothering you so bad, the law says that anybody 18 and up is a legal adult and is mature enough to make their own decisions.

  9. Rob Taylor on February 18th, 2010 12:51 pm

    A) Did your grandfather get the 14-year-old high? And frankly even in those days (late 40s or so) that was considered backwoods degeneracy.

    B)The police said they think they were getting high together.

    C) Drug users carry guns to commit crimes and protect themselves while buying drugs.

    D)By your logic I can get high with (and have sex with) some teen with problems because if they weren’t sucking me off for drug money they would do it for someone else.

    I said before that he didn’t deserve it, they should go to jail etc. What you want is for someone to tell you this is entirely the fault of some teen addict and not the drug culture all three were involved in. That’s false. This is the end for all addicts who don’t get clean and your propensity to excuse his criminality beforehand was not by any stretch of the imagination fighting to get him clean.

    The teen you will remember from the report was not the shooter, it was the other one. You are trying to blame the teen he was involved with instead of the actual person who shot him and the drug culture that exists here. Why?

  10. Missy Finley on February 18th, 2010 4:41 pm

    It was the teens guns & he was the teens boyfriend. You still havn’t explain why the teen had a gun bought for her a week before my friend was shot. I dont excuse the drug culture but i do understand an addiction is a sickness. There is no reason, high or not, that my friend should have died like that. It sounds like your excusing her for shooting him just because drugs were involved.

  11. Rob Taylor on February 18th, 2010 8:43 pm

    I did actually. Remember when I said addicts use guns for crime and protection? And I said several times that these women deserve jail and there’s no excuse for murder.

    But drugs were involved. This is a lesson for all the addicts out there. I get that you’re upset (though not too upset to troll a blog) but don’t come down on me because you sat back while your supposed friend was killed by the junkies he palled around with.

    Why don’t you explain what you were doing when your friend was getting high with teens? Why don’t you just go ahead and tell me now about how you got high with him, how pot isn’t bad for you etc. And if that makes you feel like you aren’t partially responsible for someone you keep saying is a friend throwing his life away then more power to you.

    An addiction is a sickness? And what do you do when someone is dying of a disease? Do you just watch and yell at people when he dies or do you get help. I am almost ten years sober myself Missy so don’t lecture me about how drugs didn’t directly lead to this. You can fool yourself, but you can’t buillshit me.

    I pray that all the people around this mess straighten themselves out. I’ll even point you guys to good programs. But don’t expect me to tell you that your friend getting high had nothing to do with his death because that’s what addicts want to hear. Your friend deserved better, and the people in his position now deserve to hear the truth before the same thing happens to them.

  12. Missy Finley on February 18th, 2010 9:41 pm

    Rob, i am proud of you for being 10 years sober, i am 8 years sober myself. What was i doing when my friend was shot? I was taking care of my daughter. Your judging me because im defending a friend who was shot down. I do not gloify drug abuse, but i do look at it as a sickness & if you had that sickness you should understand. If the only way you have to feel better is to disrespect my friend, i feel sorry for you. Why dont you write these two girls & try to save them since you say i didnt do my job trying to save my friend. So did you manage to save all your friends that had an addiction with you or did you walk away & leave the ones who didnt wanna get sober with you? Your making this whole thing about drug abuse, when really its just about a girl who was pissed off because a boy didnt want her & i understand your doing that because you were an addict. You need to stop crucifing my friend to make your point. With that being said, Im done.

  13. Rob Taylor on February 19th, 2010 8:44 am

    If you are really sober you would know his is completely about drug abuse, including a person his age even having anything to do with some teen.

    I’m not doing this because I was “an addict” (I was a drinker) I’m writing a crime blog and reporting a story that will help other people understand the crime. No one is crucifying your friend, but you certainly are doing a good job putting him up on a cross.

  14. Brian Boland on February 21st, 2010 1:44 am

    Shane was my nephew. Now, Mr. Rob Taylor, if u care 2 challenge your opinions in my face, go right ahead!!!

  15. Rob Taylor on February 21st, 2010 11:34 am

    Ok. My opinion is that we have a drug problem in the area and your nephew’s death is the direct result of our acceptance of drug and addicts as harmless. You knew he in danger, I know all addicts are in danger and until we have a culture that is honest about drug abuse tragedies like this will continue to happen.

    Is there some part of that statement that needs “challenging” or our you guys looking to blame me in your time of grief because it’s easier to attack a stranger than process the death of a loved one which was caused not by a convoluted conspiracy (a spurred teen lover magically knew he’s run out of gas and ambushed him)but by addiction on the parts of all the parties involved.

    Sans drugs Shane would be alive today, the 26-year-old killer would likely be working somewhere and the 19-year-old would be in college. You disagree with this?

  16. Rob Taylor on February 21st, 2010 11:40 am

    As an aside, if anyone wants see me “face to face” I am going to Costco on Woodruff later this afternoon and probably Academy Sports. I’ll be the ruggedly handsome man in the camouflage cowboy hat.

    But maybe you people can save your outrage for the people who provided your loved ones with drugs.

  17. af327 on February 23rd, 2010 2:33 pm

    I don’t see what all the commotion is about they should give them girls a medal,he was a worthless piece of crap that never did amount to anything and I checked his background he was in prison for a couple of years for cdv in a high and aggrevated nature and had been charged numerous times for beating on girls,he probably would have been in prison alot sooner if it wasn’t for his uncle former chief of police boland.

  18. Greenwood on February 24th, 2010 3:36 am

    Karma is a bitch

  19. Jessica on March 16th, 2010 4:50 pm

    Shane was my cousin. He may have not made the best choices in life but he was the most caring person you would have ever met. He loved life and he loved helping people. And your right he would give the shirt off his back if someone needed it. Those girls deserve whatever goes there way. Karma is a bitch! R.I.P Shane! I love you and you will always be missed!

  20. Rob Taylor on March 16th, 2010 7:06 pm

    Was Karma a bitch when he assaulted and brutalized other women?

  21. Kurt Sparks on October 30th, 2010 7:34 pm

    I am Sparks, and I feel this is a sad situation for the Babb family. There was no point in this,…I saw this happening if Shane did not clear his path of Stacy Patton. I am more grieved than anyone knows.

  22. someone on January 23rd, 2011 8:25 pm

    all of you ppl talking crap, dnt need to be. he didn’t do anything to anyone. rob taylor is right about the thing tht he said, he was a loving person. i am his great niece. you ppl act like he was the eorst person in the freaking world, sure, he made some mistakes, but he was slowly getting better. are any of you ppl perfect??? heck no, so dnt act like you are. if you didn’t get close enough to know him, dnt judge him. i bet half of you have problems too. i agree with rob taylor all the way. i lovee you rodney shane babb! you will be missed forever!

  23. Christine on March 2nd, 2011 10:52 am

    This is for all those that care to look at this objectively. First thing I want to say that any comments are just opinion. No one knows except for the ones that were there. Dont live in a glass house and throw stones. Addictions are a part of each of us. The majority of the population has some form of addiction. Yes they sometimes bring about bad choices. I think everyone involved here are victims. Victims of severe emotional, physical (sexual) abuse. I know all three of these people. Shane had a rep of controlling, aggressive, narrcistic, and violence towards women in general and even family members. Angela has a rep of substance abuse too. However she has three young children that are being cared for by her parents now. I dont see why anyone would admitt to committing murder, knowing the results if they did not murder. Come on people who does this! And Stacey, Ive known her all her life and she in my opinion is NOT an addict.Stacey has parents, three siblings and many extended family members that love her dearly just like Angela and Shanes family, Were these people all under the influence WHO KNOWS! Wheres the tox reports, hospital records, GPR test, photos ect? Are you considered an addict if you experiment with any type of thing that would impair clear judgement? When will the public get off the drug excuse and be real. This in my opinion NOT a case about drugs. This was about control,manipulation and sex. Where are all these drugs everyone so adamatly states this case was about. I dont think there were anything found to warrant an opinion of “drug deals gone bad” ? These females will have there day in a court room. Stacey has been in and out of foster care for most of her young life. She has a family as well. She has been thrown to the wolves by the media. I dont know what the outcome will be but I do know that there are THREE families whose lives will never be the same. There are THREE families that have been destroyed. I pray for each person involved here right down to the judges. We as humans never know what we will encounter. We never know the other persons thoughts or circumstances. If the circumstances are presented to us are we not all capable of taking a life if we were attacked? You keep kicking a dog eventually it will bite. Dont judge these girls by media hype. We all know that most of what is public knowledge is also not always accurate. Thoughts and prayers go out to these folks. Its not up to us what happens its up to a higher power. Turn right keep straight. Out of the ashes I will rise. Good day

  24. Barbara on July 16th, 2014 5:39 pm

    How does anyone know this man killed Renee Christly?
    Where is the proof?
    I grew up and worked with some of her family members and that would be great if they had closer .
    I have 2 nephews that are detectives in greenwood and this is the first I heard of any suspect

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