Idaho man enters plea in pastor shooting

Posted at 11:59 AM, Apr 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-19 13:59:48-04

An Idaho man and former Marine who is accused of shooting a pastor six times claimed innocence as he entered his plea.

The Coeur D'Alene Press reports 30-year-old Kyle Odom pleaded not guilty Tuesday to aggravated battery with a firearm which, if convicted, could put him in jail for thirty years.

Officials say Odom allegedly shot pastor Tim Remington thirteen months ago in the parking lot of his church -- then fled to Washington D.C. where he was arrested for throwing items over the White House lawn's fence.

Odom was then taken back to Idaho, and has been in Kootenai County Jail on a half-million dollar bond following mental health treatment.

According to the report, Odom had been originally charged with attempted murder, but that was amended last year.

(by Associated Press)