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Odom faces battery charge in pastor's shooting

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Posted at 10:32 AM, May 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-26 12:32:44-04

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- An Idaho man accused of shooting a pastor will face an aggravated battery charge instead of attempted murder.

The Spokesman-Review reports the Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is also charging Kyle Andrew Odom with using a deadly weapon in committing a felony.

Prosecutors say Odom shot Coeur d'Alene pastor Tim Remington six times March. He was arrested two days later in Washington, D.C., after throwing objects over the south fence of the White House.

Remington survived the shooting and says he wants to help rehabilitate Odom.

Both the battery and attempted murder charges have a maximum of 15 years in prison, but battery can be easier to prove. The deadly weapon charge could add another 15 years in prison to Odom's sentence.