Alleged Purdue Shooter To Use Insanity Defense

Cody Cousins told a judge earlier this month that he is taking medication for schizophrenia.

Cody Cousins, 23, has been charged with murder in the shooting death of 21-year-old Purdue University student Andrew Boldt.

Photo: Tippecanoe County Sheriff

Cody Cousins, 23, has been charged with murder in the shooting death of 21-year-old Purdue University student Andrew Boldt.

The 23-year-old Purdue University student accused of shooting a teaching assistant on campus earlier this year will use an insanity defense for his trial.

The court notice was filed on behalf of Cody Cousins, who is charged with fatally shooting and stabbing 21-year-old Andrew Boldt inside a campus classroom on the West Lafayette campus.

As we reported, Cousins told a judge at a hearing earlier this month that he is taking Depakote, a drug that is used to treat bipolar disorder, seizures, migraines and schizophrenia.

The defense also requested a change of venue.

Network Indiana contributed to this report.

Gretchen Frazee

Gretchen Frazee is a reporter/producer for WFIU and WTIU news. Prior to her current role, Frazee worked as the associate online content coordinator for WFIU/WTIU. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she studied multimedia journalism and anthropology. You can follow her on Twitter @gretchenfrazee.

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  • Bob Eckert

    No change of venue for this dude. Insanity defense, yeah right. I bet he wasn’t taking his medication. Sorry, man, but you have forfeited your rights by what you did. Your real life is OVER if justice is done.

  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/105261762884252609022/about/p/pub Bruce Michael Anderson

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