5/19 Posthumous Purdue Degree Awarded to Shooting Victim from West Bend

College graduations are supposed to be a time of joyous celebration. Unfortunately, for the family of Andrew Boldt, Sunday’s graduation ceremony at Purdue University was marked with a black cloud that still hangs over their heads. Andrew was on track to graduate, but he never got the chance as he was tragically killed inside a classroom back on January 21st.  On Sunday, 21 year old Andrew Boldt was awarded a posthumous Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering during commencement ceremonies on Purdue's main campus in West Lafayette.  Twenty-three-year-old Cody Cousins of Warsaw, Indiana, who also was a Purdue electrical engineering student at the time, has been charged with murder in connection with the slaying. His attorney said last week he intends to present an insanity defense on behalf of Cousins. The Rev. Nathan Reesman, who has served as a Boldt family spokesman, says the family is still grieving in private, but is grateful to Purdue University for the recognition.
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