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Suspect in Cedar Street shooting arraigned

The man who police suspect murdered sophomore Dominique Nolff was arraigned Thursday in Grand Rapids. Marquay McCoy, 19, was arrested on Tuesday for cutting his tether while on parole. East Lansing police have named McCoy as a suspect in last month’s shooting on Cedar Street, which killed Nolff and injured another student.

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Casteel trial concludes with closing statements

If she hadn’t been driving between 80 and 85 miles an hour to pass the vehicle in front of her on that day in October of 2012, Jennifer Kupiec might not have missed the bullet that came flying toward the front of her car. Had she passed just a bit slower, she might have been dead. In his closing statement for the trial of the alleged I-96 shooter in Livingston County Circuit Court, Assistant Attorney General Gregory Townsend focused on the fear that 44-year-old Raulie Casteel left in the minds of witnesses that October, when he allegedly shot at 24 cars along the I-96 corridor. He said some of Casteel’s victims — spread across Ingham, Oakland, Livingston and Shiawassee counties — likely will live with the story of the incident for the rest of their lives. “These communities … were living in that state of fear, because they didn’t know what was going to happen until (Casteel) was apprehended,” Townsend said. In their closing statements, both Townsend and Casteel’s attorney spent Tuesday morning questioning Casteel’s actions, challenging the jury to decide whether he intended to hurt his victims. On Monday, the MSU alumnus testified that he never meant to hurt anyone.

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Attorneys give closing statements, jury deliberates in Casteel trial

HOWELL, Mich. – The jury will begin to deliberate on the charges against the alleged I-96 shooter on Tuesday afternoon in Livingston County Circuit Court. Both attorneys gave their closing statements in the trial of 44-year-old Raulie Casteel, who is accused of shooting at 24 cars in October of 2012 along the I-96 corridor, in locations that spanned across four different counties. In Livingston County alone, Casteel is charged with terrorism, assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, felonious assault and five charges dealing with the possession and discharging of a firearm.

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$2K of $20K reward fund distributed by police

Although $20,000 was set aside as a reward for any information regarding December’s civil disturbances in Cedar Village, only about $2,000 of the fund has been shelled out to informants, according to East Lansing police. Following December’s Big Ten championship, thousands of students flocked to Cedar Village, chanting and burning furniture and nearly anything in their path. By the time the disturbance was dispersed at about 3 a.m.

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