Tupac Murder Suspect Seeks Christmas Bail: Inside Duane ‘Keffe D’ Davis’s Legal Battle

The Prime Suspect’s Christmas Plans

Duane Keith ‘Keffe D’ Davis, the prime suspect in Tupac Shakur’s murder, is reportedly aiming to spend Christmas at home in Nevada as his lawyers prepare a bail application.

Davis’ Role in the 1996 Shooting

Davis, a former Southern California street gang leader, was arrested in September on suspicion of orchestrating the Las Vegas drive-by shooting that killed Tupac Shakur 27 years ago.

He is the only person charged in connection to the murder and is accused of firing the fatal shot at Shakur.

Trial Date Set for June 3, 2024

Facing a trial set for June 3, 2024, Davis entered a not guilty plea in a Las Vegas courtroom earlier this month. He is the only surviving occupant of the car suspected to be involved in Shakur’s murder.

Bail Application and Home for the Holidays

Despite being in protective custody, Davis allegedly wants to be out on bail, claiming he is not a flight risk.

An acquaintance of his family revealed that Davis is pushing for a bail application to be home for the holidays, aiming for Christmas or the New Year.

Davis’ Defense Strategy

Davis plans to “fight for my freedom, but do it from the comfort of my home,” asserting that his recent behavior, including staying away from criminal activities and cooperating with investigators, justifies being at home while building his defense.

Concerns About Health and Colon Cancer Battle

Davis and his family express concerns about his health, considering his battle with colon cancer in recent years. They believe he has a better chance of staying healthy outside the custody system.

Legal Proceedings and Public Defenders

Davis’ public defenders, Robert Arroyo and Charles Cano, have confirmed their intention to file a bail application.

The decision rests with Judge Carli Kierny, who set the trial date, and it remains uncertain if the Clark County District Attorney’s office will contest the request.

Background on the 1996 Shooting

Prosecutors allege that the 1996 shooting stemmed from clashes between rival East Coast and West Coast groups in the ‘gangsta rap’ genre.

The grand jury heard about a brawl involving Shakur and Davis’ nephew shortly before the shooting.

Davis’ Involvement and Immunity

Davis apparently implicated himself in multiple interviews and his memoir, where he described leading a Crips gang sect in Compton.

He claimed immunity in 2010 for providing information about the fatal shootings of Shakur and rival rapper Christopher Wallace.

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