Tag Archives: Richard Shahan

Shahan murder trial pushed back

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — The trial of former Birmingham pastor Richard Shahan has been delayed to January 9, 2017, a setback of nine months from the original April 18 trial date. Judge Laura Petro changed the trial date March 11, but … Continue reading

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Judge rules on series of motions during former minister Shahan’s pretrial hearing

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) – During a pretrial hearing Aug. 19 in Birmingham, Judge Laura Petro ruled on several motions that have been filed in recent weeks in relation to Richard Shahan. Shahan, former children and families pastor at First Baptist Church, … Continue reading

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Former Birmingham minister Richard Shahan indicted

Richard Shahan, former children and families pastor at First Baptist Church, Birmingham, has been indicted in his wife’s murder, according to media reports Oct. 23. He has been on house arrest since Jan. 16 awaiting court proceedings in the case. … Continue reading

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Former minister Shahan waives preliminary hearing

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Richard Shahan appeared in court before Jefferson County Judge Shellie Watkins on Feb. 5. He and his attorneys waived the preliminary hearing, which would have determined if there was enough evidence to support the claim that Shahan … Continue reading

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FBC Birmingham works to ‘bear one another’s burdens’

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — First Baptist Church, Birmingham, held a concert Jan. 26 as a step toward normalcy after a tragedy happened more than six months ago with the killing of Karen Shahan, wife of former children and families pastor Richard … Continue reading

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Former Homewood minister Shahan released on bond

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — According to myfoxal.com, Richard Shahan was released on bond the evening of Jan. 17. He was released on a $100,000 bond and required to be under house arrest at his mother’s home in Homewood, as the judge … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS — Shahan planned to move to U.K. to begin ‘new life’ with boyfriend

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — The bond for Richard Shahan, accused of murdering his wife in July 2013, is set at $100,000. During an afternoon hearing Jan. 16, Jefferson County District Judge Sheldon Watkins decided on the bond amount under the conditions that … Continue reading

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Richard Shahan seeks $30,000 bond

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Richard Shahan’s attorneys Wendell Sheffield and John Lentine said in a motion filed Jan. 10 that their client has no criminal record and has been gainfully employed throughout his life and are asking a judge to set … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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