He’s trying again: Why does Purdue shooting suspect want to drop his lawyer?

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Cody Cousins

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A man charged with killing a fellow Purdue University student during a classroom attack is trying again to drop his defense attorney.

A Tippecanoe County judge last month rejected 23-year-old Cody Cousins’ first request to dismiss his attorney, ruling that a motion filed by his attorney didn’t meet the criteria for such action.

But the Journal & Courier reports attorney Robert Gevers has filed a second motion stating that “the attorney-client relationship has become irreparably deteriorated.”

Tippecanoe Superior Court Judge Thomas Busch has set a Thursday hearing to consider Gevers’ motion and hear from Cousins about his effort to drop Gevers’ services.

Cousins is charged with murder in the January killing of 21-year-old Andrew Boldt of West Bend, Wisconsin, inside a classroom on the West Lafayette campus.