Accused Purdue shooter granted new attorney

Cody Cousins. (Provided Photo)
Cody Cousins. (Provided Photo)

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – The man accused of killing 21-year-old Andrew Boldt on Purdue University’s campus in January will have a new attorney.

Thursday was the second motion to withdraw Cody Cousins’ counsel, attorney Robert Gevers. The first motion filed by Gevers to withdraw was submitted on Monday, April 21, 2014. The following day, an order denying the request was entered until a substitute attorney was chosen.

On Thursday, Cousins told the courtroom he no longer wanted Gevers to defend him. He explained he and Gevers had a conversation on April 7 at the jail, and after that conversation he no longer felt that he could trust Gevers.

Cousins would not comment further, other than he believed Gevers was motivated by financial gain.

The judge will now appoint a public defender to represent Cousins.

Cousins, 24, is being held in the Tippecanoe County Jail without bond.

His trial date is set for Oct. 6. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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