Recently, Shahan was arrested on New Year's Day while attempting to board a plane to Germany. Homewood police say they believe Shahan was attempting to flee to Russia, a country that does not have an extradition treaty with the U.S. Shahan's attorney denies
the allegation, saying the former associate pastor of the First Baptist of
Birmingham was on a mission trip.
Homewood police have now charged Shahan with his wife's murder. Jefferson County authorities have 10 days to pick him up.
Shahan is not fighting
extradition. His attorney, John Lentine, wants his client back in Alabama.
Lentine wants a court hearing to set bond for Shahan so he could be out of jail