Criminal Law

Suspect in the Killing of Rapper Tupac Shakur Makes First Court Appearance

The 60-year-old man arrested last week in the killing of rapper Tupac Shakur appeared in court for the first time Wednesday in Las Vegas, where a judge opted to delay his arraignment for at least two weeks.

Duane Keith Davis, known as “Keffe D,” was expected to be arraigned on a charge of murder with use of a deadly weapon in a gang-related homicide stemming from the fatal September 7, 1996, shooting. But when Davis appeared in court Wednesday, dressed in a Clark County Detention Center jumpsuit, he said his defense attorney needed two weeks to arrange to be present.

State Judge Tierra D. Jones granted a continuance, delaying the arraignment until October 19. He is expected to plead not guilty then, Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said in a news conference after Wednesday’s hearing, stressing Davis is presumed innocent until proven otherwise.

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