Not-guilty plea entered for man in Purdue shooting

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (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.


WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) --A Wisconsin church will hold a prayer service and rosary in memory of Andrew Boldt, the West Bend native who was shot and killed at Purdue University.

Saint Frances Cabrini Parish says the event will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT "for all who are grieving this tragic news." Clergy and staff will be available for those who need support.

Details for the funeral mass and visitation are still being finalized.

The church says the Boldt family has asked that the media and community respect their need for privacy. The parish says it will post any updates on its website.

Boldt was killed Tuesday, and a suspect turned himself in a short time later. Former teachers remember Boldt as a brilliant student with a great heart.