Tupac Shakur's alleged killer Duane Keith 'Keffe D' Davis pleads not guilty in ... trends now
Duane Keith 'Keffe D' Davis, the only person still alive who was in the vehicle from which shots were fired and the only person ever charged with a crime in the case, stood in shackles before Clark County District Judge Tierra Jones.
Special public defenders Robert Arroyo and Charles Cano represented Davis in court.
Davis lost his bid to hire defense attorney, Ross Goodman. Two weeks ago, Goodman had said prosecutors lack witnesses and key evidence, including a gun or vehicle, for the killing committed 27 years ago.
Before entering his plea Thursday, Davis stood in dark-blue jail garb and answered a short series of questions, telling the judge that he attended 'a year in college,' was not under the influence of any drugs, medication or alcohol, and that he understood he has been charged with murder.
Suspect Duane Keith 'Keffe D' Davis appears for his arraignment at the Regional Justice Center, Thursday in Las Vegas. Davis, a former Southern California street gang leader, pleaded not guilty to orchestrating a drive-by shooting that killed Tupac Shakur in 1996 in Las Vegas
District Court Judge Tierra Jones (pictured) presides during a court appearance at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas, Nevada
Rapper Tupac Shakur was shot in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas on September 13, 1996. He was 25-years-old at the time of his death, and was described as one of the 'most influential rappers of all time'
Davis, 60, is originally from Compton, California. He was arrested Sept. 29 outside a home in suburban Henderson where Las Vegas police served a search warrant July 17, drawing renewed attention to one of hip-hop music´s most enduring mysteries.
Davis remains jailed without bail, did not testify before the grand jury that indicted him, and declined from jail to speak with The Associated Press.
The indictment alleges Davis obtained and provided a gun to someone in the back seat of a Cadillac before the car-to-car gunfire that mortally wounded Shakur and