LAS VEGAS — A lawyer talking for the previous avenue gang chief charged with killing Tupac Shakur in 1996 mentioned Thursday he sees “apparent defenses” within the homicide case in Las Vegas.
“There’s no gun, there’s no automotive and there’s no witnesses from 27 years in the past,” lawyer Ross Goodman informed reporters after the briefest of courtroom hearings, at which he informed a Nevada choose he was near being employed to signify Duane “Keffe D” Davis.
Clark County District Decide Tierra Jones gave Davis and Goodman two weeks to achieve settlement, saying she needs to “get this case shifting.” She reset Davis’ arraignment for Nov. 2.
Goodman informed reporters that though he doesn’t but signify Davis, he expects Davis will plead not responsible and search launch from jail pending trial. Clark County District Legal professional Steve Wolfson didn’t reply to messages about Goodman’s feedback.
Davis, 60, is being held on the Clark County Detention Middle in Las Vegas with out bail. He’s initially from Compton, California.
He was arrested Sept. 29 exterior a house in suburban Henderson the place Goodman mentioned he has lived for greater than a decade. Davis informed police that he moved there in January as a result of his spouse was concerned in opening grocery shops in Nevada.
Davis is accused of orchestrating and enabling a drive-by capturing that killed Shakur and wounded rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight after a brawl at a Las Vegas Strip on line casino involving Shakur and Davis’ nephew, Orlando “Child Lane” Anderson.
In interviews and a 2019 tell-all memoir that described his life as a pacesetter of a Crips gang sect in Compton, Davis mentioned he obtained a .40-caliber handgun and handed it to Anderson within the again seat of a automotive from which he and authorities say photographs had been fired at Shakur and Knight in one other automotive at an intersection close to the Las Vegas Strip. Davis didn’t establish Anderson because the shooter.
Shakur, a former Marin Metropolis resident, died every week later at age 25 in a close-by hospital. Knight was wounded however survived. Now 58, Knight is serving a 28-year jail sentence for the demise of a Compton businessman in 2015.
Anderson denied involvement in Shakur’s demise and died in a Might 1998 at age 23 in a capturing in Compton. The opposite two males within the automotive are additionally lifeless.
A Las Vegas police detective testified to a grand jury that police don’t have the gun that was used to shoot at Shakur and Knight, nor did they discover the automobile from which photographs had been fired.