A judge has set bail for the suspect who is accused of planning the killing of Tupac Shakur.
According to ABC News, a Las Vegas judge has set a bail amount of $750,000 for Duane “Keffe D” Davis so he can be placed on house arrest as he awaits the trial to commence that alleges he helped orchestrate Tupac’s killing on Sept. 7, 1996, in Las Vegas. Prosecutors in the case were against the request for bail because they believed that he had been threatening potential witnesses in the case.
Law enforcement officials have stated that the Clark County District Attorney’s Office has started an investigation regarding jailhouse phone calls from Keffe D. They allege that he may have been plotting to harm some witnesses cooperating with the prosecution. Prosecutors stated that Keffe D poses “credible threats to witnesses” and is a “danger to the community.”
His attorneys denied the allegations.
Court documents revealed that some of the phone calls Keffe D had were allegedly focused on witnesses cooperating with the prosecution. A conversation in October was brought to light that stated while speaking to his son, they alleged an “authorization to kill” was discussed, and based on that conversation, they decided, for the safety of one of their witnesses to relocate the witness.
“I got something to tell you about some s**t that’s going on,” prosecutors said that Davis’ son told his father on that particular phone call. “What?” Davis responded. His son said, “Around the city, they talking about it’s a green light on our side,” according to the court filing.
That concern was verified by Las Vegas Sheriff Kevin McMahill when he told ABC News that they are “aware of those allegations, but I’m not going to speak about that.”
When defense attorneys requested bail, they asked that bail not exceed $100,00, citing that Keffe D does not pose a threat to the community, nor is he a flight risk. They stated that the prosecutors were misinformed and that he never planned a hit out on witnesses, but he was worried because there were rumors that his family was in danger.
He “never threatened anyone during the phone calls,” his attorneys wrote before Tuesday’s bail hearing. They said that prosecutors’ interpretation of ‘green light’ is “flat-out wrong,” and is an “inflammatory term that will lead people to draw unsupported inferences of wrongdoing.”
Tupac was shot several times in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas after attending a Mike Tyson on Sept. 7, 1996. The beloved yet controversial rapper and actor died six days later on Sept. 13. Keefe D, who wrote the book, Compton Street Legend and did many interviews over the years, has initially said that the killing of the “Me Against the World” lyricist was done by his nephew, Orlando Anderson, who was killed two years later. Anderson was seen on surveillance video having an altercation with the entertainer before the “All Eyez On Me” emcee was dead.