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US man convicted of terrorism for shooting at vehicles in terrifying spate of attacks

This Jan. 16, 2014 photo, I-96 shooting suspect Raulie Wayne Casteel looks toward his family as he re-enters the courtroom in Howell, Mich. Casteel is expected to testify in his own defense on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Casteel is contesting terrorism and assault charges in connection with the two dozen shootings in October 2012. Police say they matched his gun to bullet fragments recovered from victims' vehicles in four counties. (AP Photo/Livingston County Daily Press & Argus, Lisa Roose-Chu ch)
January 29, 2014 - 12:57 PM

HOWELL, Mich. - A jury has convicted a man of terrorism and other charges for shooting at vehicles along a Michigan highway corridor in a series of attacks that terrified the region in late 2012.

Raulie Casteel faces up to life in prison after the jury's verdict Wednesday. He was also convicted of several gun charges that he didn't contest.

Casteel testified that at the time of the shootings, he believed the other motorists were part of a government conspiracy against him. He says he fired at vehicles to back them off, not to hurt anyone.

No one was seriously injured. Casteel says he has been getting psychiatric treatment.

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