‘Prophet of Doom’ gunman gets 10 life terms for NYC subway shooting

A gunman who wounded 10 subway riders when he indiscriminately sprayed a New York Metropolis railcar earlier than sparking a large citywide manhunt has been sentenced to 10 life jail phrases.

Frank James, 64, donned a fuel masks earlier than he ignited smoke bombs and opened hearth with a 9mm handgun on a crowded Manhattan-bound prepare because it pulled into Brooklyn’s Sundown Park station on 12 April 2022.

Disguised as a building employee, James then went on the run for greater than 24 hours earlier than he was arrested within the East Village after phoning a police tip line to show himself in.

He pleaded responsible in January to 10 counts of committing a terrorist assault or different violence towards a mass transportation automobile and a further firearms cost, and was sentenced to 10 concurrent life phrases plus a consecutive 10 years in jail on Thursday.

Ten subway riders aged from 16 to 60 have been wounded and 19 different suffered smoke inhalation and different accidents within the assault, which sparked mass panic on New York’s transit system.

“The truth that nobody was killed by the defendant’s 32 gunshots can solely be described as luck versus the defendant’s intentional selection,” Brooklyn prosecutors wrote in a memo to US District Choose William Kuntz forward of sentencing.

Prosecutors stated James had spent years planning the assault to inflict “most injury” on rush-hour passengers.

His attorneys claimed that James had suffered from extreme psychological sickness and hadn’t supposed to harm anybody, as they requested for a sentence of 18 years.

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