LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The man accused of fatally shooting and stabbing a fellow Purdue University student in January entered an unexpected guilty plea on Thursday, court officials confirmed.
Cody Cousins surprised the court with a guilty plea Thursday morning after months of speculation about a possible insanity defense.
Cousins, 23, is accused of killing 21-year-old Andrew Boldt on Jan. 21 inside Purdue University's Electrical Engineering Building.
Police said they arrived on scene to find Cousins sitting on the ground outside the building with his hands behind his head . He had blood on his hands and clothes, according to police reports.
No motive for the killing has yet been released.
In May, a Tippecanoe County judge approved Cousins' request to drop his defense attorney – also granting a request for the court to pay for a mental evaluation as part of an expected insanity defense .
A sentencing date was set for September 19 at 1:15 p.m.
The Purdue Board of Trustees voted in February to award a posthumous degree in electrical engineering to Boldt .
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