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Posted on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 : 12:27 p.m.

Michigan I-96 corridor shooting suspect found competent to stand trial

By Julie Baker

The suspect in the October shooting spree along Michigan's Interstate 96 corridor was found competent to stand trial on terrorism and other charges, MLive reported.


Raulie Casteel

Raulie Casteel, 43, was not present for a Wednesday morning hearing in Howell on charges in Livingston, Shiawassee and Ingham counties, according to the report.

From MLive: He faces life in prison if convicted of terrorism and assault with intent to murder. Those two charges, along with five felony firearm counts, were brought by Attorney General Bill Schuette.

There was a string of 24 shootings in Oakland, Livingston, Shiawassee and Ingham counties last October. One man was shot in the buttocks.

The Associated Press reports that "Casteel faces a similar set of charges in Oakland County. A competency hearing is scheduled for Thursday in Novi District Court in that case, but the findings are expected to be the same."

Read the full report.

Read past coverage of the I-96 corridor shootings.



Thu, Jan 31, 2013 : 3:48 a.m.

If your smart enough to shoot at people, you are smart enough to stand trial. Nuff said.