Prosecutors Finishing Case Against Alleged Highway Shooter
More are scheduled to take the stand in the Raulie Casteel trial as prosecutors begin winding down their case against the man believed to have terrorized motorists along the I-96 corridor during a two-week stretch back in October, 2012.
Testimony on Wednesday focused on numbers rather than emotions. Those taking the stand were mostly law enforcement officers who described the efforts by their departments to investigate the crimes while trying to calming the fears of motorists at the same time. The day earlier, some of those victims took the stand to tell their story.
Beefed up enforcement, including the formation of a federal, state and local task force designed specifically to investigate the highway shootings, cost close to two hundred thousand dollars. Many of the law enforcement officers who testified described communities that had to suffer because resources were being used to find Casteel rather than locally.
Casteel, who is expected to take the stand in his own defense, is suspected of some two dozen shootings in Oakland, Livingston, Ingham and Shiawassee Counties.