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Floyd Lee Corkins, Accused FRC Shooter In D.C., Pleads Guilty

10:40 AM, Feb 6, 2013   |    comments
The media gathered outside the home of shooting suspect Floyd Corkins in Herndon, Va.
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Floyd Lee Corkins has pleaded guilty to three charges in the Family Research Council shooting trial. 

Corkins pleaded guilty to:

1. Transporting a gun across state lines, from Virginia to D.C. (he faces a maximum sentence of 10 years on that count)
2. Assault with intent to kill (he faces a maximum of 30 years on that count)
3. Act of terrorism while armed against civilians of D.C. (he faces a maximum of 30 years on that count)

The sentencing hearing for Corkins is set for April 29. He faces a total of 70 years in prison.

Floyd Lee Corkins is accused of shooting security guard Leo Johnson in the arm at the D.C. headquarters of the Family Research Council last August. Corkins is charged with opening fire in the FRC's lobby and carrying ammunition (as well as Chik-fil-A sandwiches) in his bag. Johnson managed to get the gun away from Corkin. No one else was injured.

Johnson was awarded the mayor's medal of honor in October.

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