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New Sentencing Date For Suspect In Attack On FRC

12:50 PM, Apr 29, 2013   |    comments
The media gathered outside the home of shooting suspect Floyd Corkins in Herndon, Va.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - A Virginia man charged with shooting a security guard inside the Washington headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group is scheduled to be sentenced this summer.

A judge on Monday set a July 15 sentencing date for Floyd Corkins II, who prosecutors say planned a mass shooting at the Family Research Council in August.

Prosecutors have recommended a 45-year prison sentence for Corkins.

A security guard subdued Corkins in the lobby of the Family Research Council after he pointed a pistol at the man. Corkins fired three shots, and the guard was the only one wounded.

Corkins was carrying Chick-fil-A sandwiches. He later told authorities he had planned to kill as many people as possible and then smear the sandwiches on their faces as a political statement.

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