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I-96 shooting suspect pleads not guilty

7:07 PM, Dec 27, 2012   |    comments
Raulie Wayne Casteel
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HOWELL, Mich. (AP) -- A man suspected in a shooting spree that targeted motorists along the Interstate 96 corridor in four southeast Michigan counties has pleaded not guilty to fresh charges, including terrorism.

Forty-three-year-old Raulie Casteel appeared on a video link during a brief arraignment hearing Thursday afternoon in Livingston County's 53rd District Court in Howell.

The Wixom man waived his right to a hearing within 14 days on whether there's enough evidence to try him. He's jailed on a $2 million bond while awaiting a mental competency examination.

The charges filed last week came after Attorney General Bill Schuette took over local cases. Casteel faces separate charges in Oakland County.

Defense attorney Charles Groh says the fresh charges are nothing new and are based on allegations already made by authorities in Livingston County.



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