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Man pleads not guilty in shooting at conservative lobbying group's DC headquarters

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Floyd Lee Corkins Floyd Lee Corkins
WASHINGTON -

The attorney for the man accused in the Family Research Council headquarters shooting on August 15 says Floyd Lee Corkins has been found competent to stand trial.

In court Friday afternoon, Corkins plead not guilty to all three charges against him: interstate transportation of a firearm and ammunition, assault with intent to kill while armed, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime with violence.

We were hoping to learn more about what Corkins' alleged intentions were that morning - with a gun, ammunition and chicken sandwiches in his backpack, but that will have to wait for another day.

The FBI has said Corkins had a 9 mm handgun, 50 rounds of ammunition and 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches with him when he opened fire inside the G Street building's lobby that day.

The FRC's building supervisor, Leo Johnson, who also serves as a security guard, was shot in the arm during a confrontation in which a witness says Corkins allegedly said he doesn't like the Christian conservative group's politics.

The FRC opposes abortion rights and gay marriage. FRC executives had expressed support for the head of the Chick-fil-A corporation, who came under fire recently for his vocal opposition to gay marriage.

Corkins is due back at the federal courthouse in Washington October 1.


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