Court Date Moved for Suspect in FRC Guard Shooting

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    Floyd Lee Corkins is scheduled to appear in court for a hearing regarding the shooting of a security guard at the Family Research Council.

    A new hearing date has been set for a Virginia man accused of opening fire inside the headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group.

    Online court records had shown a status conference for Floyd Lee Corkins II in Washington's federal court on Monday. But instead, Corkins will appear Oct. 26 for a new hearing.

    Corkins, of Herndon, is charged with shooting and wounding a security guard last month in the lobby of the Family Research Council.

    Before shooting building manager Leo Johnson, who was filling in on security, Corkins told him that he didn't like the group's policies, authorities said. Johnson survived and was able to help restrain Corkins, whom authorities say was also carrying sandwiches from Chick-fil-A. The fast-food chain made headlines over the summer when its president affirmed his opposition to same-sex marriage.

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