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Not guilty plea entered for man in Purdue shooting

Published: Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 1:52 p.m. CDT
(John Terhune)
Kevin Luse of Purdue University Fire Department collects police tape as the Electrical Engineering building is opened, Wednesday, January 22, 2014, on the campus of Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Ind. The building had been closed since engineering student Andrew Boldt was shot and killed Tuesday. Cody Cousins, a student, has been charged in the shooting. (AP Photo/Journal & Courier, John Terhune)
This undated booking photo provided by the Tippecanoe County Jail shows Cody Cousins, who faces preliminary charges of murder for the shooting death of Andrew Boldt, a 21-year-old Purdue University student from West Bend, Wis., inside the school's Electrical Engineering Building, on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Tippecanoe County Jail)
In this photo provided by Visual Image Photography is Andrew Bolt who was fatally shot on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 in a basement classroom at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. Police say Cody Cousins, 23, shot Boldt, a 21-year-old teaching assistant from West Bend, Wis., inside the school's Electrical Engineering Building. No one else was injured and Cousins, who is being held on a preliminary charge of murder, was scheduled to make an initial court appearance Thursday afternoon. (AP Photo/Courtesy Visual Image Photography)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A magistrate 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 be held.

Cousins sat composed with his hands on his lap for most of the 10-minute hearing, attended by three unidentified family members.

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