Attorneys for Frank James, the 63-year-old man accused of conducting a mass shooting in a New York City subway car in April, on Wednesday informed a federal judge that James wants to plead guilty.

U.S. District Judge William Kuntz II of the Eastern District of New York scheduled the change of plea hearing for Jan. 3 after James’ attorneys, both from the Federal Defenders of New York, said they would prefer to meet in the first week of January.