Cousins charged with murder at Purdue

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LAFAYETTE, In. (AP) – A magistrate has entered a not-guilty plea for a Purdue University student charged with murder in the shooting of another student in a classroom.

Twenty-three-year-old Cody Cousins of Warsaw appeared at a hearing Thursday at the Tippecanoe County Jail to face a charge of murder in the death of 21-year-old Andrew Boldt of West Bend, Wis.

Court documents say Boldt suffered both gunshot and knife wounds when he was fatally attacked shortly before 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in Purdue’s Electrical Engineering Building.

Prosecutors asked that Cousins be held without bond and defense attorney Robert Gevers II didn’t contest that, so Magistrate Sean Persin ordered that Cousins remain in custody.

Cousins sat composed with his hands on his lap for most of the 10-minute hearing.

The funeral for the Wisconsin man killed at Purdue University this week will be held next week at his family’s church in West Bend.

The visitation for Andrew Boldt will be Tuesday afternoon at Saint Frances Cabrini Church, followed by a funeral Mass at 7 p.m. CT. Friends from Purdue, as well as his former classmates from Marquette University High School in Milwaukee, are invited to attend, as is the local community.

Boldt was fatally shot on Tuesday. The suspect was scheduled to make an initial court appearance Thursday afternoon.

Church Pastor Nathan Reesman says the Boldt family continues to request their privacy be respected. He also asks that media not attend the visitation and funeral events.

Teachers remembered Boldt as a top math student who was generous and kind.

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