Cousins’ attorney plans to use insanity defense

Cousins may use an insanity defense in trial. (WLFI Photo)
Cousins may use an insanity defense in trial. (WLFI Photo)

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) — The attorney for Cody Cousins has filed a notice that he plans to use a defense of mental disease or defect.

On Friday, Superior II Judge Thomas Busch signed off on an order to get previous medical and psychiatric records of Cousins. Also Friday morning, two doctors from the Wabash Valley Alliance Steven Berger and Vernon Little were appointed to examine Cousins.

The judge’s order states that Cousins must tell the court the names of the people and institutions who have treated him in the past so that all of his records can be collected. If he fails to do so, the mental disease defense will be waived.

Trial is still set for Oct. 6. But as News 18 has already reported, the attorney for Cousins Kirk Freeman has requested a change of venue.

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