Murder charge filed in Purdue shooting

CNN/Stylemagazine.com Newswire | 1/23/2014, 1:49 p.m.
The man accused in last week's Purdue University shooting was found sitting in a hallway, bloody and with his hands ...
Purdue University Police Chief John Cox identified the suspect and the victim in a a news conference on campus. The suspect is 23-year-old Cody M. Cousins (shown) and the victim is 21-year-old Andrew Boldt. Cousins lives on Stadium Ave, and is a student in the College of Engineering. He was booked on the preliminary charge of murder. Boldt was a senior and originally from Wisconsin. Cox said the shooting was not random and that they believe it to be an "isolated and intentional act" and the "victim was targeted by the suspect."

From John Newsome

CNN

(CNN) -- The man accused in last week's Purdue University shooting was found sitting in a hallway, bloody and with his hands behind his head, authorities said in documents filed Thursday supporting a murder charge.

Cody Cousins, 23, is accused of killing teaching assistant Andrew Boldt in front of several people in the school's electrical engineering building.

Authorities say Boldt was stabbed and shot. Investigators recovered a handgun, spent bullet casings and a knife, according to an affidavit that accompanies the formal charge of murder filed Thursday in Tippacanoe Superior Court.

Cousins was scheduled to appear in court on Thursday for an initial hearing.

Boldt will be buried on Tuesday.

Authorities have not disclosed a motive.