Shahan’s preliminary hearing set for Feb. 5

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — The end of the Jan. 16 hearing saw Richard Shahan’s bond set for $100,000, but only under the requirements of home monitoring at his mother’s house in Homewood, as well as electronic monitoring. Jefferson County District Judge Sheldon Watkins issued an order that states Shahan’s only “allowed outings” would be for doctor appointments, court appearances and attorney appointments, according to The electronic monitoring also includes “intensive supervision” of a radio frequency device 24-hours a day. A preliminary hearing to determine if the case will go to the Grand Jury is scheduled for Feb. 5. Shahan is accused of murdering his wife, Karen Shahan, July 23.

The Alabama Baptist will continue to cover the case here, in print and at

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