Accused NYC subway shooter Frank James says he’s ‘not too good’ in jail

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Accused NYC subway shooter Frank James says he's 'not too good' in jail

Accused subway mass shooter Frank James whined about media coverage of his case Monday, telling a judge he hasn’t been “too good” since getting locked up on federal terrorism charges.

James — who allegedly shot 10 people on a subway car in April — was asked how he was doing by Judge William Kuntz during a brief appearance in Brooklyn federal court Monday afternoon.

“Not too good, your honor,” replied the 62-year-old, wearing a tan jail uniform and sporting a short gray beard.

Kuntz then asked the accused gunman if he’s watched or listened to any baseball while in custody at Brooklyn’s notorious Metropolitan Detention Center.

“I’ve watched a bit of baseball, yeah,” James said, before adding: “I’ve read some things in the press I’m not too happy about.” 

The judge then turned to prosecutors and James’ defense attorneys, who agreed to set a tentative trial date of Feb. 27, 2023. 

Alleged Brooklyn subway mass shooter Frank James said he hasn't been doing "too good" in jail during an appearance at Brooklyn federal court on July 25, 2022.
Alleged Brooklyn subway mass shooter Frank James said he hasn’t been doing “too good” in jail during an appearance at Brooklyn federal court on July 25, 2022.
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Prosecutors from the Eastern District of New York have recovered a trove of evidence in the case, including surveillance video, DNA from the gun and witness statements. 

James — who was arrested following a 30-hour citywide manhunt — faces life in prison if convicted of committing a terrorist attack on a mass transit system. 

The maniac allegedly sprayed more than 30 bullets on a packed Manhattan-bound N train as it motored through a tunnel below the street of Sunset Park on April 12. 

James shot 10 people and injured 29 in a shooting on a subway train in Sunset Park, Brooklyn in April.
James shot 10 people and injured 29 in a shooting on a subway train in Sunset Park, Brooklyn in April.
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The judge set James' tentative trial date for Feb. 27, 2023. 
The judge set James’ tentative trial date for Feb. 27, 2023. 
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The attack injured 29 people, including 10 who were shot, authorities said. 

James was indicted on the terrorism count and a charge of firing a gun in a violent crime. He’s pleaded not guilty.        

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