Government wants 45-year sentence for man who planned mass killing
Floyd Corkins II pleaded guilty to three charges stemming from an incident in which he entered the Family Research Council with a gun
By Jessica Gresko
WASHINGTON — Prosecutors say a Virginia man who planned a mass killing at the Washington headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group should spend 45 years in prison for his plot.
Prosecutors filed a court document Friday recommending the sentence for Floyd Corkins II, who pleaded guilty to three charges in February. A security guard subdued Corkins in the lobby of the Family Research Council in August after he pointed a pistol at the man. The guard was the only one injured. Corkins later told authorities he planned to kill as many people as possible and to smear Chick-fil-A sandwiches on their faces as a statement.
Chick-fil-A was making headlines at the time because of its president's stated opposition to gay marriage. The Family Research Council also opposes gay marriage.
Sentencing is set for April 29.
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