Prosecutors in the Purdue shooting case have a long list of witnesses -- more than 100 -- and dozens of pieces of evidence to present against Cody Cousins, the Springboro High School graduate charged in the fatal shooting on campus in January.
Cousins, 23, formerly of Clearcreek Twp. in Warren County, is charged with murder in the Jan. 21 shooting death of 21-year-old Andrew Boldt, of West Bend, Wis. Both were seniors and worked as teaching assistants for the same professor in Purdue's electrical engineering program.
Police said Cousins, a 2008 Springboro grad, shot and stabbed Boldt multiple times in front of other students inside the electrical engineering building. Police said he then left the weapons behind and sat outside until officers arrived.
The state's "discovery disclosures" documents were filed this week in Superior Court No. 2 of Tippecanoe County. The documents list more than 100 law enforcement officers, Purdue students and others who could be called to testify.
The documents also show a long list of exhibits that could be presented at trial:
- Evidence includes the alleged weapon, a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun and cartridges;
- Blood swabs taken from Cousins' clothing;
- Photo on witness' cell phone;
- Class and lab schedules;
- Flash drives and computers;
- Security camera videos from inside Purdue's electrical engineering building, where the shooting took place.
Investigators have not released information about what may have been the motive.
Cousins remains in the Tippecanoe County Jail. The jury trial is scheduled to begin in April 22.
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