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Trial Date Starts in 2024 for Tupac's Suspected Killer Duane "Keefe D" Davis

Duane "Keefe D" Davis during a recent court appearance. Photo/KLAS

Duane "Keefe D" Davis, the man charged in the 1996 murder of Tupac Shakur, will stand trial in Las Vegas starting June 3, 2024 for murder. Despite publicly describing his alleged role in the rapper's death for half a decade, Davis pleaded not guilty to his charge of murder with a deadly weapon at a hearing on November 2, according to The Fader.

The Fader reports Per the AP, Davis’ public defenders, Charles Cano and Robert Arroyo, declined to comment on the case outside of court beyond saying they intend to file for bail ahead of the trial. District Attorney Steve Wolfson said 60-year-old Davis will not face the death penalty but could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted, according to KTNV/Las Vegas' coverage of the trial. Multiple news outlets reported that Keefe D could not retain mob attorney Ross Goodman, although Ross represented him in his pre-trial hearing. Ross is a high-profile lawyer who appeared on Nancy Grace's show and truTV shows.

The former Los Angeles crip was arrested in September of 2023 for the late rap star's murder. He did several interviews and wrote a book, “Compton Street Legend,” admitting to being an eyewitness to Shakur's murder, although he always denied being the trigger man. Davis says he did not want Shakur murdered and continues to maintain his innocence.

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