WASHINGTON (September 12, 2013) - A man who planned a mass shooting at the Washington headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group should spend 11-1/2 years in prison for the failed plot, not the 45 years government lawyers want, according to his defense attorney.
A lawyer for Floyd Corkins II made the recommendation in a document filed in federal court in Washington on Tuesday.
Corkins' lawyer says his client was mentally ill and under the influence of "demons" when he entered a building housing the Family Research Council armed with nearly 100 rounds of ammunition and 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches and shot and wounded a security guard.
Corkins later told authorities he planned to kill as many people as possible and then to smear the sandwiches on their faces as a political statement. Chick-fil-A was making headlines at the time because of its president's opposition to gay marriage. The Family Research Council also opposes gay marriage.
From the Associated Press