Accused Purdue shooter pursuing insanity defense

Cody Cousins. (Provided Photo)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WISH) — The man accused of shooting and stabbing Purdue University student Andrew Boldt to death is pursuing the insanity defense in his trial.

The lawyer for accused shooter Cody Cousins on Thursday filed papers to indicate plans to pursue the insanity defense.

On May 15, the court granted Cousins’ attorney a request to have Cousins’ mental health evaluated.

No decision had been made as of Thursday on Cousins’ attorney’s request to have the trial moved out of Tippecanoe County. A hearing is scheduled for Friday. 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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