OAN’s Abril Elfi
1:21 PM – Thursday, November 2, 2023
The suspect accused of orchestrating the murder of rapper Tupac Shakur has pleaded not guilty.
On Thursday, Duane “Keffe D” Davis, the suspect accused of orchestrating the 1996 drive-by killing of rapper Tupac Shakur, pleaded not guilty to murder.
“Not guilty,” Davis said when the judge asked for his plea.
The judge overseeing the case stated that prosecutors are not seeing the death penalty but if convicted, Davis faces life in prison.
Tupac was shot on September 7th, 1996, while the vehicle he was in with Suge Knight was stopped at a red light.
Davis reportedly claimed that he was in the front passenger seat of the Cadillac when the shots were fired and that he handed a .40-caliber handgun to his nephew in the back seat.
According to reports, those in Nevada can be guilty of murder for assisting another person in committing the crime.
Davis is the only survivor of the four passengers in the Cadillac that night.
Orlando Anderson was killed in a shooting in Compton in May 1998 and denied any participation in Shakur’s death prior to his passing. DeAndre “Big Dre” or “Freaky” Smith, the other backseat passenger, died in 2004 and Terrence “Bubble Up” Brown, the driver, was killed in a shooting in Compton in 2015.
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