High profile forensic psychiatrist may take stand in Cousins case

Cody Cousins, 23, walks down the hall Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 inside the Tippecanoe County Jail on the way to his initial hearing on charges of murder in the shooting and stabbing death of Purdue student Andrew Boldt. (J&C Photo/John Terhune)
Cody Cousins, 23, walks down the hall Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 inside the Tippecanoe County Jail on the way to his initial hearing on charges of murder in the shooting and stabbing death of Purdue student Andrew Boldt. (J&C Photo/John Terhune)

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – A forensic psychiatrist known for his work in many high profile murder cases may take the stand in the murder trial of Cody Cousins.

Dr. Phillip Resnick has worked on cases against Jeffery Dahmer, Timothy McVey, Andrea Yates, Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski, Casey Anthony and Scott Peterson.

Resnick is a Professor of Psychiatry and the Director of the Division of Forensic Psychiatry for Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine.

Cousins’ attorney Robert Gevers also listed Cousins’ parents Wendy Melancon and Ernest Cousins on a list of potential witnesses and exhibits.

Cousins, 24, is being held without bond in the fatal shooting of another Purdue student on campus in January.

Cousins has a jury trial set for April 22.

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