WEST LAFAYETTE, IN (WTAQ) - A judge in Indiana has refused to let a Purdue University student fire his lawyer, and represent himself on charges that he killed a fellow student from Wisconsin.
Defense attorney Robert Gevers wrote that 23-year-old Cody Cousins no longer wanted his services -- but the judge rejected the withdrawal, saying it did not meet the required criteria.
In the written defense request, Gevers did not say why his client wanted to cut him loose.
The decision came Tuesday, on the day Cousins was originally scheduled to stand trial for shooting and stabbing 21-year-old Andrew Boldt of West Bend in January.
It happened in the electrical engineering building on the Purdue campus. A motive for the attack has not been disclosed.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)