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The Michigan Attorney General will take over the case of the suspect in a series of shootings along the I-96 corridor.
That's after Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings, Livingston County Prosecutor David Morse and Shiawassee County Prosecutor Randy Colbry asked Bill Schuette to take over the case of the People vs. Raulie Casteel.
The 43-year-old Casteel is a suspect in some two dozen shootings that took place in four counties over the span of a couple of weeks in October.
The size of the crime scene, around 100 miles, is what prompted the prosecutors to make the request.
"These alleged crimes spanned multiple jurisdictions over several counties," Dunnings said in a press release. "Given the nature of the allegations, we believe the Attorney General can best prosecute this matter."
"It will provide a consistent approach to the case that is not possible with multiple jurisdictions handling multiple cases," Morse said in the same release.
The Oakland County prosecutor, who has already charged Casteel with 60 crimes, will continue to handle the case on his own. Those charges are for nine of the 24 shootings.
Casteel also faces charges in Livingston County. Ingham and Shiawassee counties had not yet pressed charges.
He is scheduled to take competency exams to determine whether he's competent to stand trial.
"I look forward to working with my colleagues from Ingham, Livingston, and Shiawassee counties to bring these cases to a close," said Schuette in a release.
The criminal division will also look over evidence to decide if charges will be filed in Ingham and Shiwasee county.