Published: Dec 02, 2011 5:17 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A video made public by prosecutors shows a crying 16-year-old boy confessing to the fatal shooting of a St. Petersburg police officer in February.
    
The police interview with Nicholas Lindsey recorded a day after the shooting is a key piece of evidence in the first-degree murder case against him. He has pleaded not guilty to killing Officer David S. Crawford on a downtown street.
    
During the interview, Lindsey is huddled in a corner and tearfully pleads, "I'm sorry....Mom, Daddy, I'm sorry," to his parents who are urging him to tell the truth.
    
Lindsey says he was trying to steal a car and fired at the officer because he was scared and didn't want to go to jail.
    
The St. Petersburg Times (http://bit.ly/sIl5CQ ) reported on the release of the video Friday.
    
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Information from: St. Petersburg Times, http://tampabay.com

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