NOVI, Mich., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Raulie Casteel, accused of shooting at vehicles along Interstate 96 near Detroit, was ordered by a judge Wednesday to undergo a competency examination.
His first court appearance, after being charged with 60 felonies, was brief, and Oakland, Mich., District Court Judge Brian MacKenzie noted a file of discovery documents in the case was several inches thick.
Casteel, 43, of Wixom, Mich., is suspected in 24 incidents of firing shots at vehicles as they drove on I-96 across four counties in October, a shooting spree that had drivers avoiding the highway for weeks, the Booth Newspapers' website milve.com reported.
Charges against Casteel include multiple attempted murder, assault and weapons charges.
One victim was hit by gunfire Oct. 27, the website reported.
Casteel's aunt, Cynda Warth of Owosso, Mich., told The Detroit News last week her nephew suffered from paranoia.
"All he talks about is the government. The kid has problems, He's not all there," she said.
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