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UPDATE: Not guilty plea entered for suspect charged in Purdue University 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.

 

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Prosecutors have formally charged a Purdue University student with murder in the shooting of a fellow student in a classroom.

The Tippecanoe County prosecutor's office filed the charge Thursday against 23-year-old Cody Cousins shortly before a scheduled initial court hearing.
   
The court documents say 21-year-old Andrew Boldt of West Bend, Wis., suffered both gunshot and knife wounds when he was fatally attacked Tuesday in Purdue's Electrical Engineering Building.
   
The charging document says several other people were in the classroom and witnessed the attack, but it doesn't give any possible motive for the attack.
   
Police say an officer spotted Cousins with blood on his hands and clothes soon after the attack and arrested him without incident.
   
Boldt's funeral is scheduled for Tuesday in his Wisconsin hometown.
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