Tupac Shakur murder suspect Keefe D conspiring to harm witnesses and should remain in prison - prosecutors say

Tupac Shakur murder suspect Keefe D conspiring to harm witnesses and should remain in prison – prosecutors say

Prosecutors have argued that Keefe D, a suspect in the murder of late rapper Tupac Shakur, should remain in custody despite an offer of house arrest because he has a “warrant to kill” witnesses.

Court-appointed attorneys for Duane 'Keefe D' Davis say their 60-year-old client is in poor health, poses no danger to the community and will not flee to avoid trial. They want the judge to set his bail at no more than $100,000.

Keefe, currently being held at the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge and has remained jailed without bail since his Sept. 29 arrest outside his home in suburban Henderson.

The lawsuit said his son told him during a recorded phone call on Oct. 9 that a “green light” order had been given.

“In (Keefe’s) world, a ‘green light’ is a permit to kill,” prosecutors Marc DiGiacomo and Binu Palal said in the court filing.

He added that the federal government was so concerned that it “intervened and provided resources to at least (one witness) so he could change residence.”

Prosecutors added that this was sufficient proof of “credible threats to witnesses (who) simultaneously demonstrate an awareness of guilt and that the defendant represents a danger to the community.”

There is no reference in the court filing to Keefe, of Compton, Calif., instructing anyone to harm anyone, or to anyone associated with the case being physically harmed.

One of his defense lawyers, Robert Arroyo, said he had seen no evidence that any witnesses had been named or threatened.

They also drew attention to Keefe's own words from 2008 – in police interviews, in his revealing 2019 memoir and in media outlets that provide strong evidence that he orchestrated the September 1996 shooting.

But his lawyers said these were sensationalized for “entertainment purposes and to make money”.

Despite this claim, prosecutors told Clark County District Court Judge Carli Kierny that, by his own descriptions, Davis was “the shooter” in the fatal shooting and he should remain jailed.

Keefe is the only person still alive who was in the vehicle from which the shots were fired, a white four-door Cadillac.

He claims he received immunity in a 2008 settlement with the FBI and Los Angeles police, who were investigating the murders of Shakur in Las Vegas and rival rapper Biggie Smalls in March 1997 in Los Angeles.

The shooting saw the shooter hit Tupac and Suge Knight five times between them with bullets fired from a .40 Smith & Wesson and Winchester Glock 22 at 11:15 pm on September 7, 1996.

Tupac was hit twice in the chest, once in the arm and once in the thigh, while Knight's head was hit by shrapnel in the black BMW sedan they were traveling in that night.

If convicted of the shooting, Keefe could spend the rest of his life in a Nevada state prison.

Source: www.lindaikejisblog.com

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