BREAKING NEWS — Shahan waives right to extradition

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Richard Shahan, who was arrested Jan. 1 at the Nashville International Airport for the murder of his wife, Karen Shahan, waived his right to extradition the morning of Jan. 7, according to Richard Shahan was attempting to fly to Germany for a three-year missions trip with Bible Mission International. Homeland Security ICE agents arrested him, believing that he was attempting to flee to Russia, a country that does not currently have an extradition treaty with the United States. According to, Homewood police have charged him with Karen Shahan’s murder and have 10 days to retrieve him from Tennessee and bring him back to Alabama. He will remain in the Davidson County jail until he is extradited, reported.

The Alabama Baptist will continue to follow this case. Keep up to date here and at


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