Traverse City Record-Eagle

Michigan

January 22, 2014

Freeway shootings trial resumes in Livingston Co.

HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A trial has resumed for a man charged with firing his gun randomly at vehicles along Interstate 96 in Michigan.

The trial began last week in the case of 44-year-old Raulie Casteel, who is contesting terrorism and assault charges in connection with the two dozen shootings in October 2012. Police say they matched his gun to bullet fragments recovered from victims' vehicles in four counties.

Testimony resumed Tuesday in Livingston County Circuit Court in Howell with a number of witnesses describing how shots were fired at their cars.

Casteel's lawyer has said his client wasn't trying to hurt anyone.

Casteel pleaded no contest in November to related charges in Oakland County and is awaiting sentencing.

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