Crime

Former preacher deemed fit to stand trial for triple murder

Two of the three victims were active in ministry at a Southern Baptist church.

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Tragedy strikes America’s ‘happiest’ city

One of the victims of Thursday’s mass shooting in Lafayette, La., attended Belmont University for two years in the early 2000s.

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Pastor’s killer ruled not guilty due to insanity

After years of dispute over whether he is competent to stand trial, an Illinois judge has found a man who killed a Baptist preacher in a 2009 church shooting to be criminally insane.

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New Orleans Baptist church rocked by abuse arrest

The arrest of a youth minister has a Southern Baptist church in Louisiana reviewing policies previously assumed adequate to protect children from sexual abuse.

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Judge denies change of venue for Union University murder trial

A former student at a Baptist school in Tennessee will stand trial May 12-14 in the county where he is charged with murder, a judge ruled Feb. 9.

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Former children’s minister pleads not guilty to murder

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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Baptist pastor charged with abuse

New York State Police accuse the pastor of a small American Baptist church of sexually abusing a child in 2008.

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Trial postponed for accused Baptist preacher

A Missouri pastor whose former church drew media attention for supporting him despite charges of child sex abuse may finally get his day in court.

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Youth pastor charged with child abuse

A former youth pastor at First Baptist Church on Park Street in Charlottesville, Va., faces charges of taking indecent liberties with a child.

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Triple-murder suspect captured as Baptist church mourns

Details emerged over the weekend about a triple murder at a Southern Baptist church in Florida.

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