ATTORNEY: Homewood pastor would have turned himself in - WVTM-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Birmingham, AL

ATTORNEY: Homewood pastor would have turned himself in

Posted: Updated:
NASHVILLE, TN - The attorney for an Alabama pastor who was arrested at the Nashville International Airport as he was leaving on a mission trip says police were trying to make his client look bad.

Homewood police took out a murder warrant on Richard Shahan in the July 23 stabbing death of his wife on Tuesday.

Shahan's attorney John Lentine said his client would have turned himself in if he had known about the warrant. Instead, Homeland Security agents arrested Shahan at the airport on Wednesday as a fugitive.

Lentine said police took that approach deliberately to make it look like Shahan was trying to flee.

He said his client has always denied responsibility for Karen Shahan's death.

The spokesman for Homewood Police did not return a call seeking comment.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • MUGS: 36 Arrests In Greenville Prostitution Sting

    MUGS: 36 Arrests In Greenville Prostitution Sting

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 12:58 PM EST2014-02-26 17:58:17 GMT
    The Greenville County Sheriff's Office, along with 26 other agencies throughout 15 states, participated in the event during National Day of Johns Arrest.The Greenville County Sheriff's Office, along with 26 other agencies throughout 15 states, participated in the event during National Day of Johns Arrest.
    The Greenville County Sheriff's Office, along with 26 other agencies throughout 15 states, participated in the event during National Day of Johns Arrest.
    The Greenville County Sheriff's Office, along with 26 other agencies throughout 15 states, participated in the event during National Day of Johns Arrest.
  • Alabama to temporarily shut down driver license system

    Alabama to temporarily shut down driver license system

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:50 AM EDT2014-04-22 11:50:57 GMT
     The shutdown begins Friday and will last until Wednesday, April 30.
     The shutdown begins Friday and will last until Wednesday, April 30.
  • Search to resume Wednesday for missing Cullman County teenager

    Search to resume Wednesday for missing Cullman County teenager

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:18 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:18:20 GMT
    The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a 17 year old boy last seen around 1:00 a.m. Sunday, April 20. 
    The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a 17 year old boy last seen around 1:00 a.m. Sunday, April 20. 
Powered by WorldNow

1732 Valley View Dr.
Birmingham, AL 35209

Telephone: 205.933.1313
Fax: 205.323.3314
Email: newstips@alabamas13.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.