Brooklyn subway shooting suspect Frank James set to stand trial in February

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Monday, July 25, 2022
Brooklyn subway shooting suspect Frank James makes court appearance
Frank James who allegedly open fired on a crowded Brooklyn subway will make a second court appearance Monday.

SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- The man wanted for allegedly donning a gas mask, releasing a smoke bomb, and opening fire on a crowded Brooklyn subway made a second court appearance Monday.

Frank James returned to federal court in downtown Brooklyn Monday afternoon for a status hearing.

James will tentatively stand trial February 27 after more than two dozen people were hurt when he allegedly opened fire on a Manhattan-bound N train in Brooklyn back in April.

A federal judge set the tentative trial date after prosecutors disclosed the voluminous evidence in the case.

"Videotaped post-arrest statements made by the defendant on or about April 13, 2022," along with "videos of the defendant collected from YouTube" will all be part of the case, prosecutors said in a court filing.

Numerous ideas, photos, records and reports have already been collected by the government and turned over to the defense.

James has pleaded not guilty to federal terrorism charges. It wasn't immediately clear what his defense will look like.

James is facing life in prison if convicted of the two charges he faces.

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