COEUR D’ALENE – An Idaho man and former Marine who is accused of shooting a pastor six times claimed innocence as he entered his plea.
Odom is accused of shooting pastor Tim Remington in March 2016 in the parking lot of his church. He then fled to Washington, D.C., where he was arrested for throwing items over the White House lawn’s fence, officials said.
Remington was in attendance Tuesday for the court hearing.
“I don’t have any anxiety or fear,” Remington said. “I feel bad for him, I really do. If Kyle comes out and is a changed person, he could be my best friend.”
Physically, Remington said he feels well and has mostly recovered from being shot with six hollow-point rounds from Odom’s .45-caliber handgun. Mostly, he said, he has pain in his right arm and hand.
According to court records, Odom wrote in a manifesto that his life had been ruined by “an intelligent species of amphibian-humanoid from Mars.”
Odom had been originally charged with attempted murder, but that was amended last year.
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