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Pastor kills wife after she learned he was having affairs with men

By Mason White 9:21 AM May 12, 2015
Richard Lee and Karen Shahan 

By: Wayne Morin
A pastor was arrested on charges of murder for allegedly killing his wife.

The pastor was arrested after police found emails, which he sent to his male lover, saying that he is waiting for his wife to die.

Richard Lee Shahan, 55, is accused of stabbing his wife, 53-year-old Karen Shahan. She was found stabbed to death inside the couple’s Alabama home.

Shahan was arrested as he boarded a plane from Nashville to Germany, 6 months after the body of his wife was found at his home in Homewood.

The pastor was carrying on a relationship with 2 male lovers at the time. Police found emails, proving that Karen knew about her husband’s affairs with men, and told him to choose between them and their marriage before she was found stabbed to death, according to prosecutors.

According to prosecutors, Karen sent an email to her friend saying: “I told him that he cannot keep both lives and that he will have to lose one of them.”