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      Trial date set for accused highway shooter

      A man charged by the Michigan attorney general's office with a series of shootings on and off Interstate 96 a year ago will stand trial early next year in Livingston County.

      A Jan. 13 trial date was set during a court hearing Friday for Raulie Casteel.

      Casteel faces attempted murder among 60 charges in Oakland County linked to shootings in Commerce Township and Wixom. The 44-year-old is to stand trial in that case in November.

      The AG's office is prosecuting Casteel on terrorism and other charges in Livingston County.

      He's accused in two-dozen random shootings in a four-county area in October 2012.

      Defense attorney Douglas Mullkoff said Friday his client has decided not to seek an insanity defense. Mullkoff previously said Casteel has been diagnosed as having a delusional disorder.

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