Mental illness or severe stress could certainly cause somebody to snap according to a former Secret Service psychologist talking about the I-96 shooter case.
Dr. Marisa Randazzo was interviewed on Good Morning America about the possible motivation behind the freeway attacks.
Dr. Randazzo said somebody who would shoot up a freeway may be experiencing a break with reality.
“Which may indicate some developing mental disorder like a psychosis,” she added.
Major life stresses could also contribute to this behavior she explained.
“What we can see in these cases is that people who may have a propensity – maybe a family history of this type of disease [who are] under severe stress -- like dire financial conditions, loss of multiple jobs -- can develop this break from reality,” said Dr. Randazzo.
She said the condition is largely treatable.
A law enforcement task force arrested 43-year-old Raulie Casteel at his Wixom home Monday night. He is accused in 24 shootings since mid-October along the I-96 corridor.
He was arraigned November 6 on six counts related to the shootings in Livingston County.
A prosecutor said mental illness may be a factor in the case.
More charges could be coming.
Casteel remains locked up on a $2-million bond.
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