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Forensic testing ordered for Raulie Casteel

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(11/14/12) - The Oakland County man suspected in a series of random, roadway shootings will undergo testing to determine if he's competent to stand trial and if he can be held criminally responsible.

Raulie Casteel, of Wixom, appeared in two counties Wednesday for two brief court hearings.

Casteel walked into court in Howell, in Livingston County, looked at family members, smiled and acknowledged them.

Less than five minutes later, he was walking back out of the courtroom.

It followed a hearing in Novi, in Oakland County, just a few hours earlier.

The judge there ordered forensic testing for Casteel, despite objections from his attorneys.

They declined to comment after that hearing.

"Since competency has been placed at issue in that case, I think it would be prudent for us to follow that same course of conduct here so as not to have any conflicting issue between the two counties," said Livingston County Prosecutor David Morse during Casteel's Howell hearing.

His court appearance there ended with a brief exchange with family members.

"Hey Raulie, hang in there man," said an unidentified man. He declined comment after the hearing, but was sitting with Casteel's family who have shown up to previous court hearings.

The woman sitting next to that man told Casteel she loved him.  

Casteel appeared to be focused on his wife before being escorted out of the courtroom.

Casteel has been charged with 66 counts total in Livingston and Oakland counties.

He has not been charged in Ingham or Shiawassee counties.

Investigators suspect him in two dozen, random shootings dating back to Oct.16. One person was injured.

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