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Accused I-96 Highway Shooter Makes Plea

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PONTIAC, Mich. (WLNS) – Just days before standing trial, the man accused of shooting at nearly two dozen cars along Interstate 96 last year pleaded on Wednesday "no contest," but "mentally ill" to 18 assault and felony firearm charges.

Oakland County prosecuting attorney Jessica Cooper says 44-year-old Raulie Casteel could spend up to 12 years in prison when he's sentenced at the end of January. Casteel originally faced 60 charges, but 42 of those charges were dismissed.

Casteel still faces terrorism charges in a separate, but related case, where he's accused in multiple shootings in Ingham, Shiawassee and Livingston Counties.

These charges were brought forth by the Michigan attorney general's office, which told 6 News it is confident and prepared for trial.

If convicted, he could face life in prison. Casteel's lawyer says his client suffers from a delusional disorder.

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