A former Homewood pastor whose wife was found dead inside their home in July has been charged with her murder, police confirm.
Rev. Richard Shahan was arrested late Wednesday in Tennessee for the murder of his wife Karen Shahan. A murder warrant for Shahan's arrest was issued on Dec. 31, according to Homewood police.
Homeland Security ICE agents took Shahan into custody at the Nashville International Airport around 10:55 p.m. Jan. 1.
An affidavit from Davidson County in Tennessee says Reverend Richard Lee Shahan booked a flight from the Nashville International Airport to Frankfurt, Germany. Shahan was red flagged by the computer system and apprehended by Homeland Security agents.
Homewood police believe Shahan was attempting to flee the country to Russia via Germany.