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New Sentencing Date in Attack on Christian Group

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Authorities work to gather evidence after a security guard was shot in the arm at the headquarters of the Family Research Council on Aug. 15, 2012 in Washington, D.C.  (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Authorities work to gather evidence after a security guard was shot in the arm at the headquarters of the Family Research Council on Aug. 15, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON — A Virginia man charged with shooting a security guard inside the Washington headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group is scheduled to be sentenced this summer.

A judge on Monday set a July 15 sentencing date for Floyd Corkins II, who prosecutors say planned a mass shooting at the Family Research Council in August.

Prosecutors have recommended a 45-year prison sentence for Corkins.

A security guard subdued Corkins in the lobby of the Family Research Council after he pointed a pistol at the man. Corkins fired three shots, and the guard was the only one wounded.

Corkins was carrying Chick-fil-A sandwiches. He later told authorities he had planned to kill as many people as possible and then smear the sandwiches on their faces as a political statement.

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