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Incriminating Rap Song Uncovered In Sniper Case
Reported by: Kallie Cart
Web Producer: Kallie Cart
Reported: Aug. 13, 2012 8:38 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 13, 2012 8:48 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Eyewitness News has been digging deeper into the Kanawha County sniper case and has uncovered an incriminating rap song and a shocking jailhouse confession about more than just the sniper killings.
It's evidence that was never presented at trial because Shawn Lester plead guilty to second degree murder in the killing of Jeanie Patton the morning before his trial started. He admitted to police that he was in the truck the night that Patton was killed and that her boyfriend and another sniper victim, Gary Carrier, had stolen an engine block full of a rare pink meth from him. Okey Meadows, Jr. was also killed outside of a gas station with the same gun used to kill Carrier and Patton but police have never linked him to the drug theft.
In a rap Lester allegedly sang to a former friend and room mate in 2008, he confesses to the 2003 sniper killings. The friend was afraid of Lester and wrote down the lyrics which say:
They stole my motor, they stole my dope
So I took away any hope they had of a normal life
When I watched 'em bleed, when i watched 'em die
I made 'em suffer, I settled the score, they definitely won't be stealin' nothin' from me no more.
Nobody made me do it, I did it for the fun of it.
And when i think back to it, I still grin a lil bit.
They stabbed me in the back, made me look like an ***
But when I took their lives, I sure got the last laugh
They should've known better than to **** with Shawn Lester.
'Cuz everybody knows I'm a **** **** killer.
Eyewitness News has also uncovered a jail phone call from Rodney Shaffer, Jr. Shaffer was with Lester the night Patton was killed. He was speaking with his mother, Sandra, on the phone. She asks him to work with authorities and he reveals to her his involvement saying, "I mean, I don't know how I am gonna get by **** cause I was with them [Lester and his father Rodney Shaffer, Sr.]." Sandra's response is a long huh, affirming what her son just said and the, "Ok, that ain't gonna happen, well that ain't gonna happen."
Sandra also talks with Rodney about police digging up her property in Sissonville in search of the sniper rifle and a body.
"They're still hollerin' about that **** ***** body, I don't know who that is," Sandra says on the phone call. Rodney's response is, "I know all about it." When Sandra asks for details, Rodney says, "Never mind."
Lester will be sentenced at the end of August. Rodney Shaffer, Jr. has plead to a conspiracy charge for his role in the sniper shootings. His father, Shaffer, Sr., is now dead.
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