FRC Shooter Floyd Corkins Pleads Guilty

Floyd Corkins, the Virginia man charged with shooting a Family Research Council employee in August, pleaded guilty today, CNN reports:

CorkinsFloyd Corkins, 28, pleaded guilty to three charges related to the shooting at the conservative policy group's Washington headquarters. The counts included committing an act of terrorism, interstate transportation of a firearm and ammunition, and assault with intent to kill while armed. Prosecutors dropped seven other charges. It's unclear whether the plea deal will reduce the 70 years in prison that he could face following his conviction. Corkins will be sentenced April 29, prosecutors said.

…Prosecutors proposed in December that he plead guilty to the three charges, although his attorney, David Bos, had expressed concern about the offer at the time. The act of terrorism charge alleges that Corkins wanted to kill Johnson and other Family Research Council employees "with the intent to intimidate and coerce a significant portion of the civilian population of the District of Columbia and the United States." It's a District of Columbia law that was passed in 2002 but had never been used.


  1. Robert says

    Funny, he shoots a guard in what is probably the least lethal place and is charged with terrorism. The group’s headquarters he attacked advocates the death of millions, and they are still considered the innocent victims.

  2. UFFDA says

    RATB – you’re awful. But anyone who likes to smack little monster-mouth Canadians in the mouth has to be right-minded. Besides, I like trolls.

  3. Jay says

    I feel so sorry for Floyd Corkins. I hope he gets a lenient sentence. The hateful tactics of the Family Research Council could drive anyone to lose control. May he find peace and get help. He has my sympathy.

  4. Truth says

    This was a set up by the anti-gay Christians to make LGBT people look bad. Think about it, he had his bag full of Chick fli-A sandwiches and he went to shoot some anti-gay people? How many gay people pack a picnic bag with anti-gay Christian hate groups things to go and shoot anti-gay people? This kind of propaganda is what the millions of dollars the Catholics, Mormons and Evangelical Christians are paying for, more hate towards LGBT people to stop gay marriage and stop LGBT people.

  5. bareback rider says

    I think it’s interesting Corkins told FBI agents that he identified the Family Research Council as anti-gay on the website of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

  6. Bill says

    @Truth: The CNN report claimed he had bought 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches but intended to smear them on his victims as they were dying, not eat the sandwiches or feed anyone.

    The most charitable explanation for his behavior is insanity or some other severe mental or medical problem. I hope they ran a CAT or MRI scan on him in case his behavior was due to a brain tumor.

    Regardless, he’ll be locked up one way or another for a long time.

  7. mmike1969 says

    No sympathies to the FRC or the bigoted assholes who work for them. Only thing on MY mind was it’s too bad he didn’t remove more of the pests from the DNA gene pool.

  8. Artiewhitefox. says

    Truth, I believe you. The more the gays win in freedom the more radical will be the stories. EX Times is desperate to make the gay community look bad.