An Idaho man accused of shooting a pastor will face a charge of aggravated battery instead of attempted murder. The battery charge comes with the same maximum prison sentence but can be easier to prove.

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COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — An Idaho man accused of shooting a pastor will face a charge of aggravated battery instead of attempted murder.

The Spokesman-Review reports that the Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is also charging Kyle Andrew Odom with using a deadly weapon in committing a felony.

Prosecutors say Odom shot Coeur d’Alene pastor Tim Remington six times in March. He was arrested two days later in Washington, D.C., after throwing objects over the south fence of the White House.

Remington survived the shooting and says he wants to help rehabilitate Odom.

Both the battery and attempted-murder charges have a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison, but battery can be easier to prove. The deadly-weapon charge could add another 15 years in prison to Odom’s sentence.