Raulie Casteel http://michiganradio.org en I-96 shooter Raulie Casteel sentenced to prison in Oakland Co., awaits Livingston Co. sentencing http://michiganradio.org/post/i-96-shooter-raulie-casteel-sentenced-prison-oakland-co-awaits-livingston-co-sentencing <div><p>A man who shot at drivers along I-96 and connecting roads in 2012 has been sentenced to 80 to 120 months&nbsp;in prison in Oakland County Circuit Court.</p><p>Raulie&nbsp;Casteel&nbsp;pleaded no contest but mentally ill to assault and firearms charges last year.</p><p><a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/updates-i-96-shooter">There were nearly two dozen shootings in 2012</a> that terrified the region for weeks, but no one was seriously hurt.</p><p>Casteel's&nbsp;lawyer maintains that&nbsp;Casteel's&nbsp;undiagnosed mental illness prompted his criminal behavior and the shooting incidents.</p><p>Casteel&nbsp;still awaits sentencing in Livingston County. He was convicted there last week of terrorism in a related case. He faces up to life in prison for that conviction and is expected to be sentenced next month.</p></div><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 16:51:04 +0000 Mark Brush 16296 at http://michiganradio.org I-96 shooter Raulie Casteel sentenced to prison in Oakland Co., awaits Livingston Co. sentencing Jurors gets rerun of freeway shooter's testimony http://michiganradio.org/post/jurors-gets-rerun-freeway-shooters-testimony <p style="margin-top: 9px; margin-bottom: 9px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; color: rgb(68, 78, 92); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: normal;">HOWELL, Mich. – Jurors deciding the case of a man who shot at nearly two dozen vehicles along a Michigan highway corridor have listened to his testimony again.</p><p style="margin-top: 9px; margin-bottom: 9px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; color: rgb(68, 78, 92); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: normal;">The Livingston County jury broke for lunch Wednesday after privately listening to Raulie Casteel's testimony for more than two hours. He's charged with terrorism and attempted murder.</p><p style="margin-top: 9px; margin-bottom: 9px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; color: rgb(68, 78, 92); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: normal;">Deliberations began Tuesday but were suspended while Casteel's testimony was played for the jury at the court building in Howell, 30 miles east of Lansing.</p><p style="margin-top: 9px; margin-bottom: 9px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; color: rgb(68, 78, 92); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: normal;">The 44-year-old Casteel says he fired at vehicles because he thought they were part of a government conspiracy against him.</p><p style="margin-top: 9px; margin-bottom: 9px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; color: rgb(68, 78, 92); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: normal;">No one was seriously hurt, but the shootings scared those living near Interstate 96.</p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:21:27 +0000 The Associated Press 16232 at http://michiganradio.org Jurors gets rerun of freeway shooter's testimony Court appearance for I-96 shooting suspect Raulie Casteel http://michiganradio.org/post/court-appearance-i-96-shooting-suspect-raulie-casteel <p>HOWELL, Mich. (AP) - A man charged by the Michigan attorney general's office with a series of shootings on and off Interstate 96 last fall has a court appearance scheduled in Livingston County.</p><p>The hearing for Raulie Casteel is set for Friday before Circuit Judge David Reader.</p><p>In a separate but related case in Oakland County, Casteel faces attempted murder among 60 charges linked to shootings in Commerce Township and Wixom. The 44-year-old defendant is set to stand trial in that case in November.</p><p>The AG's office is prosecuting Casteel on terrorism and other charges in Livingston County.</p><p>He's accused in two-dozen random shootings in a four-county area in October. One man was hurt.</p><p>Defense attorneys say Casteel is married with no criminal history and has been diagnosed as having a delusional disorder. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 14:23:08 +0000 The Associated Press 12939 at http://michiganradio.org Court appearance for I-96 shooting suspect Raulie Casteel