Tupac Shakur Murder Trial Delayed Until November

Ex-gang leader Duane "Keefe D" Davis was charged with the murder of the slain rapper in September.

The trial for Duane "Keefe D" Davis, the man charged for his alleged role in the killing of Tupac Shakur, has been delayed.

According to local station KTNV, the new date for the trial is set for Nov.4 after a hearing on Tuesday (Feb. 20).

Carl "E.G." Arnold, Davis’ new attorney hired in January, successfully lobbied to get the trial pushed back because he needed more time to provide an adequate defense for his client.

Arnold also told reports that he believes Davis will make bail at $750,000. He must come up with 10% or $75,000 to be eligible for house arrest.

"He's upbeat that he can possibly get out of here real soon," Arnold said.

Also during the hearing, Davis briefly addressed District Judge Carli Kierny at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas, where he requested protection for his family members because of  “what he described as a media "circus" during visits to court.

Arnold expressed his confidence that Davis would ultimately be victorious in the trial because of the state’s lack of evidence.

"The state has to provide evidence of a gun, of a car, and, most importantly, whether Mr. Davis was even in Las Vegas at the time," Arnold said.

Twenty-seven years after Shakur’s death on Sept 13, 1996, Davis was arrested on Sept. 29, 2023, at his home in Henderson, Nev., a suburb of Las Vegas, from a search warrant executed by law enforcement. He was charged with first-degree murder for his alleged involvement in the rapper's death.

According to the prosecution team,  Davis implicated himself in Shakur’s murder in his book, “Compton Street Legend,” where he reportedly confessed to passing the murder weapon to the shooter who killed the rapper.

“Tupac made an erratic move and began to reach down beneath his seat,” Davis wrote. “It was the first and only time in my life that I could relate to the police command, ‘Keep your hands where I can see them.’ Instead, 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 bustin’ back.”

Hailed as one of the most iconic rappers of all time, Shakur has sold more than 75 million records worldwide with several multi-platinum LPs, including Me Against the World, All Eyez On Me, The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, and several others.

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