CLEARWATER, Fla. - A teen accused of shooting and killing a St. Petersburg Police officer faced a judge this morning.
16-year-old Nicholas Lindsey wasn't handcuffed and he wasn't speaking as he entered the adult courtroom for the first time facing charges that he shot and killed Officer David Crawford in February.
His lawyer asked the judge for more time to build a case, without mentioning anything about an alibi, another motion that was entered two weeks ago.
"I'm looking for another pretrial," said attorney Dyril Flanagan.
The prosection appeared ready to proceed, angling for an October trial date, but Judge Thane Covert granted the defense request for more time and set a new pre-trial hearing for June 15th,.
It appears as though the defense is in no hurry for the former Gibbs High 10th grader to face the murder charges. At this point, it appears the trial may not start by the end of the year.
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