Richard Shahan released from the Jefferson County Jail

Richard Shahan holds onto a Jefferson County sheriff's deputy as he leaves jail, Friday, January 17, 2014. (


Richard Shahan was released from the Jefferson County Jail around 5:21 p.m. Friday after posting $100,000 bond.

The former Homewood pastor was escorted by one of his attorneys to an awaiting vehicle.


Live video of Richard Shahan leaving the Jefferson County Jail Friday night was seen only on ABC 33/40. (

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. -- Richard Shahan, the former Homewood pastor accused of murdering his wife, is expected to be released from the Jefferson County Jail late Friday afternoon on a $100,000 bond, ABC 33/40 reporter Bryant Somerville has learned.

Shahan, 53, will be forced to surrender his passport and must wear an electronic monitoring device. He will also be required to live with his mother in her Homewood apartment.

Shahan was arrested New Year's Day at the Nashville International Airport, where he was set to board a flight to Germany. During a bond hearing Thursday, prosecutors alleged that he was moving overseas to start a new life with his boyfriend.

We will continue to follow this developing story and provide updates as more information is made available.

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