Convicted I-96 shooter Raulie Casteel to be sentenced Monday

HOWELL, Mich. (WXYZ) - Convicted I-96 shooter Raulie Casteel will be sentenced Monday on seven counts, including terrorism, for shooting at cars on or near I-96 in four counties in October 2012.

A jury found Casteel guilty on January 29, and he is facing life in prison on the terrorism charge alone.

Casteel told the jury he shot at cars, but insisted he isn't a terrorist.

He said that he had a mental illness, and he thought he was shooting at demons when he shot at 23 vehicles. Since his arrest, he has received treatment and knows he wasn't thinking rationally, he said.

While deliberating, the jury decided they needed to hear his testimony a second time before reaching a decision.  The judge played it for them.

During the trial, the jury also heard from victims.  A dad taking his family to a park, a mom who had just picked a child up, and a young woman on the way to visit a friend are just some of those who testified.

Victims of the shooting told jurors the 44-year-old Wixom man didn't just shoot at them, he created terror.

No one was seriously injured during the shootings.

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