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Livingston County judge gives I-96 shooter up to 44 years in prison for terrorism, assault

March 3, 2014
<p>Convicted shooter Raulie Casteel exits the courtroom following a sentencing hearing last month at Oakland County Circuit Court, 1200 N. Telegraph, in Pontiac, Mich. Casteel faces six and a half to 10 years in Oakland County for the the late 2012 shootings along the I-96 corridor. He also must serve an additional 2 years on a firearms charge. Danyelle Morrow/The State News</p>

Convicted shooter Raulie Casteel exits the courtroom following a sentencing hearing last month at Oakland County Circuit Court, 1200 N. Telegraph, in Pontiac, Mich. Casteel faces six and a half to 10 years in Oakland County for the the late 2012 shootings along the I-96 corridor. He also must serve an additional 2 years on a firearms charge. Danyelle Morrow/The State News

Photo by Danyelle Morrow | The State News

HOWELL, Mich. - Convicted I-96 shooter Raulie Casteel was sentenced to 16-40 years for terrorism and 2.5-4 years for felony assault Monday afternoon in Livingston County District Court.

Casteel, 44, went on a shooting spree along the I-96 corridor, shooting at motorists across several different counties. In February, the MSU alumnus was sentenced to 6.5 to 10 years in prison in Oakland County for multiple assault and weapons charges after accepting a plea deal.

Although Casteel's mental state often was the subject during his trial proceedings, the diminished capacity plea to lessen charges based on mental illness was eliminated in Michigan in 2012.

Casteel was found to have delusional disorder following a court-ordered independent evaluation.

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