WASHINGTON -- A Virginia man has pleaded guilty to three counts related to the shooting of a security guard inside the downtown Washington headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group.
Floyd Corkins entered his guilty plea Wednesday morning in U.S. District Court.
Corkins was charged in August with opening fire inside the lobby of the Family Research Council building. A security guard was wounded but managed to wrestle away the gun.
Corkins was carrying ammunition and Chick-fil-A sandwiches in his bag. Prosecutors said Wednesday that Corkins intended to smear the sandwiches in the faces of the shooting victims. Chick-fil-A was making headlines at the time because of its president's stated opposition to gay marriage.
Corkins told the judge that he intended to make a statement against gay rights opponents.
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