Raulie Casteel

Livingston County Sheriff's Department

A man who shot at drivers along I-96 and connecting roads in 2012 has been sentenced to 80 to 120 months in prison in Oakland County Circuit Court.

Raulie Casteel pleaded no contest but mentally ill to assault and firearms charges last year.

There were nearly two dozen shootings in 2012 that terrified the region for weeks, but no one was seriously hurt.

Casteel's lawyer maintains that Casteel's undiagnosed mental illness prompted his criminal behavior and the shooting incidents.

Casteel 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.

Livingston County Sheriff's Department

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.

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.

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.

The 44-year-old Casteel says he fired at vehicles because he thought they were part of a government conspiracy against him.

No one was seriously hurt, but the shootings scared those living near Interstate 96.

Livingston County Sheriff's Department

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.

The hearing for Raulie Casteel is set for Friday before Circuit Judge David Reader.

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.

The AG's office is prosecuting Casteel on terrorism and other charges in Livingston County.

He's accused in two-dozen random shootings in a four-county area in October. One man was hurt.

Defense attorneys say Casteel is married with no criminal history and has been diagnosed as having a delusional disorder.