Richard Shahan makes brief court appearance in Jefferson County

Richard Shahan, the former Homewood pastor accused of killing his wife, appeared in a Jefferson County courtroom Thursday, January 9, 2014. (

The former Homewood pastor accused of murdering his wife last year made a brief, video court appearance Thursday, one day after being extradited from Tennessee.

Richard Shahan, who was arrested on New Year's Day at the Nashville International Airport while trying to board a flight to Germany, listened as a judge informed him of the murder charge filed against him. Homewood police issued a murder warrant against Shahan Dec. 31, citing "inconsistencies" in his interviews for its decision to charge the ex-First Baptist Church of Birmingham pastor for the July 23 killing of his 52-year-old wife, Karen Shahan.

Richard Shahan's next court date has not been set.

Shown is former Homewood pastor Richard Shahan arriving at the Jefferson County Jail Wednesday, January 8, 2014, after being extradited from Nashville, Tenn. to face one count of murder for the death of his wife in July 2012. (