The convicted killer involved in a Purdue shooting has died in state prison.
Cody Cousins was charged with murder and found guilty in the shooting death of 21 year old senior Andrew Boldt. The shooting occurred in January on the Purdue campus in West Lafayette, Indiana. Cousins was an engineering student at the university.
Cousins was sent to a state prison in Michigan City on October 23 to serve his 65 year sentence.
Indiana State Prison Superintendent Ron Neal has confirmed that Cousins died “as a result of an apparent suicide.”
The Department of Corrections (DoC) says that Cousins was found unresponsive in his single cell “orientation unit” during a security check at 8:55 pm last night.
The DoC says that Cousins had “self-inflicted lacerations to his neck and both arms.”
CPR was attempted but it was unsuccessful in reviving him. He was pronounced dead at 9:20 pm. An autopsy will be performed.
The incident is still under investigation.