An Alabama Baptist minister charged with killing his wife waived a preliminary hearing Feb. 5.
A former children’s pastor at First Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., charged with murdering his wife in July won release from jail late Friday after posting $100,000 bond.
Prosecutors claimed in court Thursday that Alabama Baptist minister Richard Shahan was on his way to Europe to marry his boyfriend when police arrested him in Nashville, Tenn.
A veteran Southern Baptist children’s minister and facilities director accused of murdering his wife is asking a judge to allow him to post bail.
“Our hearts are broken,” the interim pastor of First Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., said in a sermon the Sunday after a former minister on staff returned to Alabama to face charges of murdering his wife.
Attorneys for Richard Shahan hope to arrange a hearing to seek his release on bond next week.
Authorities in Tennessee have released accused minister Richard Shahan to authorities in Alabama, where he is being transported to face charges of murder in the July death of his wife, Karen Shahan.
Police in Jefferson County, Ala., have 10 days to come to Nashville, Tenn., to pick up Richard Shahan, a former children’s pastor charged with his wife’s murder.
“I tend to believe that he’s innocent,” the interim pastor of First Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., said of Richard Shahan, a former associate pastor charged with killing his wife.