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Tupac's Murder Suspect Asks for Release, Said His Comments About Tupac's Death Were for Entertainment

Duane "Keefe D" Davis. Photo/KLAS

The man charged with Tupac's murder, Duane Keefe D Davis, claims that the statements he made about Tupac Shakur's death were for entertainment purposes. According to Daily Mail, "In a 33-page bail application filed this week, he insisted he only spoke about Shakur's shooting for entertainment purposes and to profit from the now decades-old case.

In multiple interviews and his memoir, Keefe D descriptively talked about being an eyewitness to Tupac's murder in 1996. When describing the shooting in his memoir, he stated, "Pac pulled out a strap, and that's when the fireworks started. One of my guys from the back seat grabbed the Glock and started busting back." However, according to Daily Mail, "The self-described gang member's lawyers wrote: 'The most compelling evidence that Duane was not involved in the murder of Shakur comes from the mouth of the surviving victim and only living eyewitness, Marion "Suge" Knight."

Keefe D's September arrest was a surprise, considering that he implicated himself in the crime by speaking about it for years before his arrest happened. The Compton native's attorneys want law enforcement to consider Suge Knight's recent statements about the death of Shakur, which he witnessed while riding in a vehicle with the late rap star when he was shot. "The attorneys go on to cite how Knight - once one of the most feared names in the music industry - was interviewed over the phone by TMZ after Davis' September arrest, and told the tabloid his rival was innocent," according to Daily Mail. Davis' attorney submitted a request for $100,000 bail and to have Davis placed on house arrest until trial. The former Los Angeles gang member entered a not-guilty plea for the charges. 

Throughout the years, there has been great speculation about who killed Pac and why the rap sensation was murdered. Keefe D implicated Sean "Diddy" Combs in Tupac's murder, claiming that Diddy asked him to murder Tupac Shakur and Suge Knight in exchange for $1 million. Tupac's record label at the time, Death Row Records, and Diddy's former label, Bad Boy Records, were at odds at the time of Pac's death. Rapper Christopher Wallace from Bad Boy Records, also known as Biggie, died from gun violence in Los Angeles one year after Tupac.

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