Rafael Cruz to preach in Coeur d'Alene

Rafael Cruz to preach in Coeur d'Alene
Posted at 10:51 AM, May 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-01 12:51:24-04

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- The father of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is headed to northern Idaho to give a sermon at the same church a pastor was shot and seriously wounded earlier this year.

KREM-TV reports that Rafael Cruz will preach at the Altar Church in Coeur d'Alene on Sunday.

Authorities say 30-year-old Kyle Odom shot pastor Tim Remington eight times outside the church on March 6 a day after leading a prayer at a Cruz rally. He then flew to Washington, where he was arrested while throwing items onto the White House lawn.

As of early April, Remington was recuperating at home and recently told supporters he'll return to his parish soon.