WASHINGTON - A man charged with shooting a security guard at a conservative lobbying group in Washington has appeared in court.
Twenty-eight-year-old Floyd Lee Corkins was wearing a white prison jumpsuit and showed no visible emotions or reactions at federal court Thursday.
When the judge asked if he could afford a private attorney, Corkins responded that he only had $300 to his name. The judge assigned a public defender.
Corkins is charged with assault with intent to kill and bringing firearms across state lines.
He was ordered to be held without bond and a detention hearing was scheduled for next Friday. Prosecutors also asked for a mental evaluation.
Authorities say he walked into the Family Research Council office on Wednesday and criticized its politics before shooting and wounding the security guard. The guard is recovering.
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