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Judge Agrees to Mediation for Accused Shooter of Idaho Pastor

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Kyle Odom, 30, is now charged with aggravated battery. - COURTESY COEUR D'ALENE POLICE DEPARTMENT
  • Courtesy Coeur d'Alene Police Department
  • Kyle Odom, 30, is now charged with aggravated battery.


An Idaho man accused of gunning down a pastor outside a Coeur d'Alene church this spring, may not go to trial.

The Coeur d'Alene Press reports a Kootenai County District Court judge has agreed to a request that prosecutors and public defenders enter into mediation.

Pastor Tim Remington, who is still recovering from multiple gunshot wounds, will also participate in the closed-doors mediation, which will be supervised by a retired district judge.

Remington's alleged attacker, 30-year-old Kyle Odom, is behind bars at the Kootenai County Jail, charged with aggravated battery and use of a deadly weapon. Prosecutors said Odom fled to Boise following the shooting in early March, boarded a flight to Washington, D.C. and was arrested March 8 outside the White House.



Pastor Tim Remington, 55, of Coeur d'Alene, has served more than 20 years at The Altar Church in Coeur d'Alene. - CHRISTIAN CHARACTER BUILDERS, CCBWMC.ORG
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  • Pastor Tim Remington, 55, of Coeur d'Alene, has served more than 20 years at The Altar Church in Coeur d'Alene.
Law enforcement said Odom tossed documents over the White House fence, including a flash drive and package including a bizarre manifesto, which insisted "hypersexual" beings from Mars—including several prominent members of the U.S. Congress and the Idaho pastor—have been "controlling human civilization for millions of years."

Wednesday's Coeur d'Alene Press reports that if any plea agreement is reached during mediation, the presiding judge may agree to the deal or reject it and move forward with a full trial.