Cousins granted new counsel, says he is taking schizophrenia meds

Photo shows Cody Cousins, 24, walking from the Tippecanoe County Courthouse where he was granted a new attorney Thursday, May 8, 2014. (WLFI Photo)
Photo shows Cody Cousins, 24, walking from the Tippecanoe County Courthouse where he was granted a new attorney Thursday, May 8, 2014. (WLFI Photo)

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – Cody Cousins, the man accused of killing Purdue student Andrew Boldt, says that he has been prescribed medication for schizophrenia.

In court Thursday, Cousins said he has been taking Depakote to balance his mood.

Cousins will also have a new attorney.

Thursday was the second motion to withdraw Cody Cousins’ counsel, attorney Robert Gevers. The first motion filed by Gevers to withdraw was submitted on Monday, April 21, 2014. The following day, an order denying the request was entered until a substitute attorney was chosen.

On Thursday, Cousins told the courtroom he no longer wanted Gevers to defend him. He explained he and Gevers had a conversation on April 7 at the jail, and after that conversation he no longer felt that he could trust Gevers.

Cousins would not comment further, other than he believed Gevers was motivated by financial gain.

The judge will now appoint a public defender to represent Cousins.

Cousins, 24, is being held in the Tippecanoe County jail without bond.

His trial date is set for Oct. 6, 2014.

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