I-96 Corridor Shooter Facing Attempted Murder Charges

By: Fay Li Email
By: Fay Li Email

43-year-old Raulie Casteel was charged with 60 counts in Oakland County on Friday in addition to the six charges he was arraigned on in Livingston County on Wednesday.

The suspected I-96 shooter appeared calm and emotionless in court. His family including his wife of 11 years sat quietly in the back of the courtroom listening to the long list of charges against him. Investigators stood before the judge, stated the evidence and the charges they were look for.

"Further investigation uncovered a weapon in Mr. Casteel's possession that has since been positively linked to the shooting," said Det. Michael Summers from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.

The most serious of the 60 charges is assault with intent to murder, which carries a potential sentence of life behind bars. The Wixom police chief is confident he can make those charges stick.

"Based on the evidence that we have in forms of statements that were taken from witnesses and the physical evidence that we uncovered," said Chief Clarence Goodlein.

Casteel's attorney declined to comment.

"He [Casteel] hasn't even seen the police reports. He's seen absolutely nothing, so let me see him," said Charles Groh.

In court, Groh pointed to the Casteel family and said Raulie Casteel is father of a 2 year old, a college graduate and someone with no previous criminal history. We also learned that Casteel has been unemployed for two years and was a stay-at-home dad.

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