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Tue November 27, 2012
I-96 shooter prosecution to be led by Michigan Attorney General's office
The man accused of shooting up cars along I-96 in four different counties in Michigan will be prosecuted by the Michigan Attorney General's office.
Raulie Casteel, 43 of Wixom, is accused of shooting at 24 vehicles along roadways in Oakland, Livingston, Ingham and Shiawassee counties last October.
He's now being held in jail in Oakland County where he's been charged.
He was also charged with the crimes in Livingston County.
No charges have been filed yet in Ingham and Shiawasee counties.
The Detroit Free Press has more on why the AG's office is leading the prosecution:
"I believe it is beneficial for the prosecution of this case and for the convenience of the witnesses to have a single source of prosecution,” Livingston County Prosecutor David Morse said in a release issued today by state Attorney General Bill Schuette. “It will provide a consistent approach to the case that is not possible with multiple jurisdictions handling multiple cases."
Schuette’s Criminal Division will review evidence collected by the multi-jurisdictional task force and make a decision about what additional criminal charges should be filed, if any, according to the release.