I-96 Shooting Suspect Will Go To Trial
Raulie Casteel waived his right to a preliminary exam in the Oakland County case.
The man accused of a string of 24 shootings along I-96 in October waived his right to a preliminary exam Friday, sending the case to trial.
Raulie Casteel, 43, of Wixom told the judge in Novi District Court Friday that he would waive his right to a hearing to determine if prosecutors have enough evidence in the Oakland County case, according to WILX.
The judge has sent the case over to Oakland Circuit Court for trial, according to The Detroit News.
Casteel has been charged with 60 felonies in Oakland County, including multiple counts of assault with intent to commit murder, in connection with the shootings that happened in Wixom and Commerce.
A total of 24 shootings took place between Oct. 16-27 that spanned four counties: Livingston, Oakland, Ingham and Shiawassee. The case is being prosecuted by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette for Livingston, Shiawassee and Ingham counties.
>>Take a look at our interactive map to see where all of the shootings occurred.
Casteel is scheduled to appear in court in Howell on March 27.