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Purdue shooting suspect wants to drop lawyer

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Cody Cousins (file photo) Cody Cousins (file photo)
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -

A judge has turned down a request from the man charged with killing a fellow Purdue University student during a classroom attack that he be allowed to fire his defense attorney and represent himself in court.

Defense lawyer Robert Gevers wrote in a motion that 23-year-old Cody Cousins no longer wants his representation but didn't give details.

The Journal & Courier reports Tippecanoe County Judge Thomas Busch on Tuesday denied Gevers' motion to withdraw, ruling it didn't meet the criteria for such action.

Cousins faces a murder charge for the January shooting and stabbing death of 21-year-old Andrew Boldt of West Bend, Wis., inside Purdue's Electrical Engineering Building on the West Lafayette campus. Police and prosecutors haven't indicated a possible motive for the attack.

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