ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A teenager who shot and killed a St. Petersburg police officer in 2011 will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Pinellas Pasco Circuit Judge Thane Covert ruled Friday that Nicholas Lindsey’s original sentence should remain.

Attorneys for the now-18-year-old Lindsey had argued that he deserved a chance at parole after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said juveniles convicted of murder cannot automatically be sentenced to life in prison without any chance at parole.

A jury last year convicted Lindsey of first degree murder.

Lindsey was 16 when he shot and killed Officer David Crawford, who had confronted the teen after reports of someone breaking into cars downtown. Lindsey shot Crawford five times with a gun he had bought for $140.

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