Court records say Shahan stabbed, killed his wife

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Court records made public Jan. 10 say Richard Shahan killed his wife, Karen Shahan, by stabbing and cutting her with an unknown object on or about July 22, 2013. This is the first time an official statement has been made about the cause of Karen Shahan’s death. The warrant was issued Dec. 31, 2013, and Richard Shahan was arrested Jan. 1 at the Nashville International Airport as he was trying to board a flight to Germany.

The Alabama Baptist will continue to follow the investigation. Keep up to date here or at

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