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Purdue Shooter Sentenced to 65 Years in Prison

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) _ An Indiana man who admitted fatally stabbing and shooting a fellow Purdue University student inside a crowded classroom has been sentenced to 65 years in prison after telling a judge he lied about being mentally ill.
Tippecanoe Superior Court Judge Thomas Busch imposed the maximum sentence Friday on Cody Cousins for the Jan. 21 attack that left 21-year-old Andrew Boldt of West Bend, Wisconsin, dead inside a classroom on the West Lafayette campus. 
Cousins pleaded guilty to the slaying last month. Defense attorneys argued Friday that the 24-year-old Warsaw man was mentally ill at the time of the slaying. But experts said he didn't show signs of mental illness the day Boldt was killed, and Busch said Cousins showed no remorse.
Boldt suffered five gunshots and was cut 19 times.

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