CLEARWATER — The 16-year-old accused of fatally shooting St. Petersburg police Officer David S. Crawford made a routine first appearance in adult court Tuesday afternoon.
Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Chris Helinger told Nicholas Lindsey he will be held without bail on a first-degree murder charge.
Lindsey's attorney, Dyril Flanagan, said afterward that Lindsey is a "scared young man."
The hearing came one day after a grand jury indicted Lindsey, shifting him from the juvenile courts to the adult system.
Lindsey was arrested after the Feb. 21 fatal shooting of Crawford, who was investigating a report of a prowler in downtown St. Petersburg.
Lindsey will not face the death penalty because of his age, but he could face life in adult prison without parole.