Accused Family Research Council Shooter Said to Be Negotiating Plea Deal

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    A northern Virginia man accused of shooting a security guard inside the headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group is negotiating a plea deal.

    Floyd Corkins is due in court Wednesday for a status hearing. A motion filed last month shows that his attorneys and federal prosecutors are "in the process of resolving this case via a plea agreement."

    Corkins is charged with committing an act of terrorism and other offenses. Authorities have said he didn't like the politics of the Family Research Council, which opposes gay marriage and abortion. He's accused of wounding a security guard at the organization's Washington headquarters. The guard helped take down Corkins, who authorities say was carrying ammunition and sandwiches from Chick-fil-A.

    Corkins' public defender did not immediately return messages seeking comment on Tuesday.