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Michigan expressway shooter faces sentencing

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PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - A man who shot at cars along a Michigan highway corridor faces up to 12 years at sentencing.

Raulie Casteel is to learn his fate Tuesday in Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac. The 44-year-old geologist from nearby Wixom pleaded no contest but mentally ill to assault and firearms charges last year.

Last week, Casteel was convicted of terrorism in a related case in Livingston County. He faces up to life in prison in that case when he's sentenced early next month.

Casteel testified in the terrorism trial that he shot at vehicles while feeling fear and anxiety over long lines of traffic along Interstate 96 and connecting roads. The nearly two-dozen shootings took place in four counties in the fall of 2012, putting the region on edge for weeks.

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