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St. Petersburg police officer's killer may be back in court next week

Nicholas Lindsey looks back at family members just after he was found guilty of first degree murder in the killing of St. Petersburg Police officer David S. Crawford.

SCOTT KEELER | Times (2012)

Nicholas Lindsey looks back at family members just after he was found guilty of first degree murder in the killing of St. Petersburg Police officer David S. Crawford.

LARGO — Nicholas Lindsey, the teenager convicted of killing St. Petersburg Police Officer David S. Crawford, may be returning to a Pinellas County courtroom next week.

Lindsey, who was 16 when he shot Crawford, was sentenced last year to life in prison without the possibility of parole. A U.S. Supreme Court later ruled that mandatory life sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional. Lindsey's attorneys have filed a motion for a new sentencing.

Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Thane Covert said Lindsey, now 18, should be brought back from prison to be present for next week's discussion about who should represent him in the new proceeding. The discussion will occur in a hearing Wednesday, assuming the state Department of Corrections is able to transport Lindsey at that time.

St. Petersburg police officer's killer may be back in court next week 06/14/13 [Last modified: Friday, June 14, 2013 3:00pm]

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