Richard Shahan, former children and families pastor at First Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., has entered a not guilty plea in the murder of his wife, Karen, in 2013.

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Friday, 24 October 2014 10:24

Former Baptist minister indicted for murder

Richard Shahan, former children’s minister at First Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., is accused of fatally stabbing his wife and cutting her throat in July 2013.

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Veteran Alabama Baptist pastor Jim Cooley assumes leadership of a congregation that has endured a particularly tough year.

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Tuesday, 11 February 2014 08:38

Shahan murder case headed to grand jury

An Alabama Baptist minister charged with killing his wife waived a preliminary hearing Feb. 5.

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014 15:45

Richard Shahan released on bond

A former children’s pastor at First Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., charged with murdering his wife in July won release from jail late Friday after posting $100,000 bond.

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Prosecutors claimed in court Thursday that Alabama Baptist minister Richard Shahan was on his way to Europe to marry his boyfriend when police arrested him in Nashville, Tenn.

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014 10:15

Richard Shahan seeks $30,000 bond

A veteran Southern Baptist children’s minister and facilities director accused of murdering his wife is asking a judge to allow him to post bail.

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“Our hearts are broken,” the interim pastor of First Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., said in a sermon the Sunday after a former minister on staff returned to Alabama to face charges of murdering his wife.

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Attorneys for Richard Shahan hope to arrange a hearing to seek his release on bond next week.

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Wednesday, 08 January 2014 13:57

Pastor charged with murder is on way to Alabama

Authorities in Tennessee have released accused minister Richard Shahan to authorities in Alabama, where he is being transported to face charges of murder in the July death of his wife, Karen Shahan.

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