HOWELL (WWJ/AP) – Two preliminary examination dates have been set for a Wixom man charged with terrorism in a shooting spree that targeted motorists on and around I-96 in four Michigan counties.
A Howell District Court judge on Monday scheduled the first day of Raulie Casteel’s exam for March 27. Testimony will continue March 29, if necessary.READ MORE: 3 People Arrested In Shooting Death Of Ypsilanti Township Man On Facebook Live
The preliminary hearing will determine whether there’s enough evidence to send the case to trial. Casteel earlier was found competent to stand trial.
Casteel, a 43-year-old unemployed geologist, is charged with intent to murder, terrorism and several gun crimes. He faces a similar set of charges in Oakland County.READ MORE: Carlos Santana 'Doing Well' After Collapsing Onstage At Pine Knob Music Theatre
Authorities haven’t said what they believe is the motive behind the two-dozen shootings that took place along a 100-mile I-96 corridor Oct. 16 through Oct. 18, then stopped until Oct. 27 when a man was shot in the backside while driving on I-96 near the Fowlerville exit. He was the only person struck by a bullet in this case.
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