Jury Selection in Trial of Accused Highway Terrorist
Jury selection is underway in a Livingston County courtroom for the man suspected of being Michigan's infamous highway shooter.
44 year old Raulie Casteel is facing numerous charges--including attempted murder and terrorism--in connection with two dozen attacks in a 4-county area. The shootings all happened in a two week period back in October of 2012 in Oakland, Livingston, Ingham and Shiawassee Counties.
Oakland County, where the majority of the shootings took place, is handling it's own prosecution. The rest are being tried by State Attorney General Bill Schuette. Casteel, identified as an out-of-work geologist from Wixom, was arrested after a massive manhunt that involved local, state and federal officials. Bullet fragments, in conjunction with a tip called into authorities, led to his arrest.
Casteel waived his right to a preliminary hearing last year sending his case to trial automatically. Testimony could take sevreral weeks. If convicted, Casteel faces up to life in prison. His attorney is asking for leniency claiming Casteel has no criminal history.