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Man who shot Coeur d'Alene pastor sentenced to 25 years

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - More than a year and a half after he was shot in the parking lot of his Coeur d'Alene church, Pastor Tim Remington faced the man who changed his life.

In Kootenai County Court Monday, Pastor Remington watched surveillance video of his attack, and heard the judge sentence the man who did it to 25 years in prison.

Kyle Odom has a history of mental illness, and wrote a lengthy manifesto he mailed to the media that said he believed Pastor Remington was part of a vast alien conspiracy to enslave the human race. 

He was arrested days later in Washington, D.C., as he threw items over the White House fence. 

Pastor Remington said he is pleased with Monday's sentence of 25 years, with the possibility of parole after 10 years. He believes this is what's best for Odom to receive the help he needs.

During Monday's sentencing, Kyle Odom apologized to Remington and his family, saying he wished he could take it all back. Odom says he hopes he can receive mental help as soon as possible. Pastor Remington also spoke in court, and asked the community to forgive the man who almost ended his life. 

Right before the sentencing the court took a recess, and Pastor Remington led everyone in prayer, including Kyle Odom's family. During the prayer, Remington asked God to heal Odom, as quickly as God healed him of his injuries.