Accused Shooter of Idaho Pastor Appears in Court, Charged With Attempted Murder 

click to enlarge Kyle Odom, 30, returned to Idaho May 6. - COURTESY COEUR D'ALENE POLICE DEPARTMENT
  • Courtesy Coeur d'Alene Police Department
  • Kyle Odom, 30, returned to Idaho May 6.


The man accused of shooting a northern Idaho pastor outside his Coeur d'Alene church in early March made his first appearance in an Idaho courtroom Monday.

Kyle Odom, 30, is accused of shooting pastor Tim Remington multiple times in the parking lot of The Altar Church in Coeur d'Alene on March 5. The shooting occurred less than 24 hours after Remington gave the invocation at a Ted Cruz presidential campaign rally. 

Odom reportedly fled to Boise following the shooting, took a flight to Washington, D.C. and was arrested March 8 outside the White House. Law enforcement said Odom tossed a flash drive and packet of documents over the White House fence. Authorities later said the packet included a lengthy "hypersexualized Martian manifesto" Odom wrote, in which he threatened the lives of scores of people, including dozens of members of the United States Congress.

Odom was escorted by U.S. marshals from D.C. back to Idaho May 6 and KREM-TV reports he was led into a Kootenai County courtroom on Monday.

Odom was formally charged with attempted first degree murder and bond was set at $500,000. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison.