Former Homewood preacher will not fight extradition back to Alabama

Former Homewood preacher Richard Shahan could be back in the state next week.

Shahan waived his right to an extradition hearing in a Nashville, TN courtroom Tuesday morning. This mean authorities have 10 days to go to Tennessee and get him. A sheriff's office spokesperson says the transfer will likely take place next week.

Shahan is accused of the murder of his wife, Karen. She was found in their Homewood house last July. He was arrested on New Year's Day at the Nashville International Airport after booking a flight to Germany.

Wendell Sheffield and John Lentine, attorneys for Richard Shahan, say Homewood police are painting a misleading picture of their client.

Shahan once worked as the children's minister at First Baptist Church of Birmingham.