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Trial date set for teen in cop killing

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Nicholas Lindsey Jr  (Photo credit: Pinellas County Jail )

Nicholas Lindsey Jr (Photo credit: Pinellas County Jail )

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CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A trial date has been set for the teenager accused of gunning down a St. Petersburg police officer.

A judge set the trial for 16-year-old Nicholas Lindsey Jr. for March 19. The trial was initially set for this week, but attorneys said they needed more time to prepare. The new date was scheduled on Monday.

Police say Officer David S. Crawford stopped Lindsey while investigating a call of a suspicious person near the downtown area. They say Lindsey pulled out a handgun and fired at least four times at the officer.

Investigators say Lindsey eventually confessed to the crime in a recorded interview that his attorneys are now trying to get thrown out as evidence.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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