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Fri December 21, 2012
Michigan Attorney General files terrorism charges against I-96 shooter
The man suspected of firing shots at more than 20 vehicles along I-96 and nearby roads faces a charge of terrorism and other felonies.
State Attorney General Bill Schuette filed the charges Thursday.
43-year-old Raulie Casteel could face life in prison if convicted. He also faces 60 counts in Oakland County related to the shooting spree.
Joy Yearout is a spokesperson for the attorney general. She said the charges are meant to send a message.
“Certainly terrorism is an unusual charge, but the facts of this case warrant it,” Yearout said.
The attorney general is consolidating cases related to shootings in Ingham, Livingston, and Shiawassee counties.
One person was injured in the shootings.