At the hearing to appoint Cody Cousins a public defender, he told the judge he takes Depakote, which was prescribed while he was in the Tippecanoe County Jail.
According to the manufacturer, Depakote is a mood stabilizer approved for treatment of bipolar disorder, seizures, and migraines. Some scientific studies have also examined it as a treatment for schizophrenia.
At the same hearing, Cousins’ former attorney Robert Gevers also filed a formal motion to withdraw from the case after Cousins requested Gevers stop representing him.
The judge granted that motion and Cousins has now been appointed counsel from the Tippecanoe County Public Defender’s office.
Cousins, 23, is accused of killing another Purdue student, Andrew Boldt, 21, in January on the Purdue campus in West Lafayette.