Teen accused of murdering St. Petersburg police officer David Crawford appears in court

March 8th, 2011 by Staff

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. - The father of 16-year-old Nicholas Lindsey wept as he expressed his condolences for the loss of Officer David Crawford. His son is accused of murdering the 25-year police veteran.

Nicholas Lindsey, Sr. told Circuit Judge James Raymond, “On behalf of me, my son and my entire family we send our deepest condolences and sympathy to his family and his colleagues that he worked with. This is my only son and I’m sorry that it happened.”

Officer Crawford was shot and killed while responding to a call around 10:30 p.m. Monday. Lindsey was taken into custody around 6 p.m. the following day. News of his arrest was made public at an 11 p.m. news conference.

Judge Gross said there was probable cause to keep Lindsey in juvenile detention for the time being and that a public defender will be appointed.

Gross indicated that Lindsey will likely be charged as an adult. “There is a high probability that this will not remain in juvenile court,” Gross said.

If convicted, Lindsey faces the possibility of life in prison with no parole. Under law, a juvenile cannot receive the death penalty.


4 Responses

  1. tony

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  2. Local SEO Tampa

    I think this goes back to parenting, I used to install cable in this area and lots of kids hanging out and parents really not caring if they kids even make it to school. I guess I better watch out I might get my seo tampabay business targeted.

  3. davew

    do you see any remorse in this kid’s expression? I sure dont.

  4. kathy

    i live in south st. pete and i agree he deserves what he gets. but my son is disabed 15 yrs old mentaly 4 yrs old he is autistic the police on every corner . i took my son to get breakfast and on our way home the same poice jumped out on a 15 yr old chid that realyy dont know any better .was smiling and his happy self pulled his gun on him. why? cant we police the poice . u have dcfs running up in u’r home telling u how to raise our kids . i think that iff we cold give our kids a comming to jesus like we had we would have alot less crime from kids. thats my take..

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