The 23-year-old Warsaw man accused in fatally shooting a teaching assistant at Purdue University on Tuesday will have his initial hearing in court Thursday.
According to WXIN-TV, Cody Cousins was to appear in court this morning to face murder charges, but the hearing was delayed to Thursday. He is currently being held in the Tippecanoe County Jail without bond.
Cousins is a graduate of Springboro High School in Springboro, Ohio, but he and his parents, Rusty and Wendy Cousins, moved to Warsaw approximately 5 years ago when his mother, Wendy Melancon, took a job at The Bowen Center. Melancon is a highly credentialed therapist who works as the Kosciusko County center’s assistant director.
Police have not yet released a motive in the shooting, which killed Andrew Boldt, 21, of Wisconsin, however, they say Cousins acted alone and seemingly sought out the victim. Both Cousins and Boldt were students and teaching assistants with the university’s electrical engineering school.
Shortly after the shooting, police served a search warrant at Cousin’s West Lafayette home, but have not yet revealed what, if anything was found.
Purdue students held a candlelight vigil on the college campus Tuesday night in remembrance of Boldt.