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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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Court date set for Union University student accused of murder

JACKSON, Tenn. (TAB, ABP) — Accused of murdering his fiancée and staging her death to look like a suicide, Charles “Charlie” Pittman will potentially return to court July 10 for a preliminary hearing. The Alabama Baptist most recently reported that Pittman, … Continue reading

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Union University student charged with murder receives mental evaluation

JACKSON, Tenn. (ABP) — A Union University student charged with murdering his fiancée and staging it to look like a suicide is undergoing mental evaluation to determine if he is competent to stand trial. Charles Pittman, 21, a Christian ministry major and … 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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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 myfoxal.com. Richard Shahan was attempting to … Continue reading

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Trial set for The Basement security director

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — After being charged with leaving the scene of an accident, Vince Lovell, security director for The Basement youth ministry, has a court date set for Feb. 14, according to al.com. Lovell drove a Chevy Tahoe away from an accident … Continue reading

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