Homicide

Man who stabbed, shot fellow student in Indiana classroom says he lied about hallucinations

  • Cody Cousins arrives at the Tippecanoe County Courthouse for sentencing Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Lafayette, Ind. Cousins pleaded guilty to murder last month for the Jan. 21 attack during which 21-year-old Andrew Boldt of West Bend, Wisconsin, was killed inside a classroom filled with students on the West Lafayette campus. (AP Photo/The Journal & Courier, John Terhune) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES

    Cody Cousins arrives at the Tippecanoe County Courthouse for sentencing Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Lafayette, Ind. Cousins pleaded guilty to murder last month for the Jan. 21 attack during which 21-year-old Andrew Boldt of West Bend, Wisconsin, was killed inside a classroom filled with students on the West Lafayette campus. (AP Photo/The Journal & Courier, John Terhune) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

  • Cody Cousins arrives at the Tippecanoe County Courthouse for sentencing Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Lafayette, Ind. Cousins pleaded guilty to murder last month for the Jan. 21 attack during which 21-year-old Andrew Boldt of West Bend, Wisconsin, was killed inside a classroom filled with students on the West Lafayette campus. (AP Photo/The Journal & Courier, John Terhune) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES

    Cody Cousins arrives at the Tippecanoe County Courthouse for sentencing Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Lafayette, Ind. Cousins pleaded guilty to murder last month for the Jan. 21 attack during which 21-year-old Andrew Boldt of West Bend, Wisconsin, was killed inside a classroom filled with students on the West Lafayette campus. (AP Photo/The Journal & Courier, John Terhune) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, file photo, Cody Cousins, right, walks down the hall inside the Tippecanoe County Jail in Lafayette, Ind., on the way to his initial hearing on charges of murder in the shooting and stabbing death of engineering student Andrew Boldt on the campus of Purdue University.  Cousins pleaded guilty to murder last month for the attack that killed Boldt. His attorney says he'll ask the judge to rule Cousins guilty but mentally ill. Cousins' sentencing is set for Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Journal & Courier, John Terhune, Pool, File)

    FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, file photo, Cody Cousins, right, walks down the hall inside the Tippecanoe County Jail in Lafayette, Ind., on the way to his initial hearing on charges of murder in the shooting and stabbing death of engineering student Andrew Boldt on the campus of Purdue University. Cousins pleaded guilty to murder last month for the attack that killed Boldt. His attorney says he'll ask the judge to rule Cousins guilty but mentally ill. Cousins' sentencing is set for Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Journal & Courier, John Terhune, Pool, File)  (The Associated Press)

An Indiana man who fatally stabbed and shot a fellow Purdue University student on campus says he lied to doctors about having hallucinations.

Cody Cousins has already pleaded guilty to murder in the death of 21-year-old Andrew Boldt, who was killed in January inside a classroom filled with students on the school's campus in West Lafayette.

During a sentencing hearing Friday, Cousins testified that he killed Boldt "because I wanted to." He says he lied to doctors about having auditory hallucinations.

Prosecutors argued for the maximum 65-year sentence. But defense attorneys argued that the 24-year-old is mentally ill and needs mental health treatment now, not when he's released from prison.