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Tupac Shakur Murder Suspect Granted House Arrest With $750K Bail Amount

Tupac Shakur Murder Suspect Granted House Arrest With $750K Bail Amount

A judge set bail on Tuesday at $750,000 for a former gang member who is accused of planning the 1996 murder of hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur. The judge also stated that the defendant can be placed under home arrest with electronic monitoring while awaiting trial in June.

Following the hearing, Duane “Keffe D” Davis’s court-appointed attorneys requested a bail of no more than $100,000. The day before, the attorneys contended in a court document that their client was in danger, not the witnesses, and the prosecution had misinterpreted the information in the court.

Davis, who was in the car that fired rounds during the drive-by shooting that also injured rap legend Marion “Suge” Knight, is the sole surviving member of the gang involved. Due to an unconnected deadly shooting that occurred in the Los Angeles region in 2015, Knight is currently serving a 28-year sentence in a California jail.

Knight is an eyewitness to the Shakur shooting, according to Davis’ attorneys, who pointed out on Monday that he did not testify before the grand jury that indicted Davis before his arrest on September 29 outside of his Henderson home. In mid-July, Las Vegas police executed a search warrant at the residence.

At the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, where inmates’ phone conversations are regularly recorded, Davis has entered a not-guilty plea to the charge of murder and has been held without access to bond. He might be imprisoned for the remainder of his life if found guilty at trial.

According to Davis, a task group consisting of FBI and LAPD officers that was looking into the murders of rival rapper Christopher Wallace, also known as Biggie Smalls or The Notorious B.I.G., six months later in Los Angeles, and Shakur in Las Vegas, granted him immunity from prosecution in 2008.

The lawyers contend that their 60-year-old client is in terrible health following a cancer struggle that is currently in remission and that they will not run away to avoid going to trial.

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