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Ex-gang leader's account of Tupac Shakur killing is fiction, defence lawyer in Vegas says

Duane 'Keffe D' Davis, who is accused of orchestrating the 1996 slaying of hip-hop music icon Tupac Shakur, appears in court for a hearing at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024. (Rachel Aston / Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, Pool, File) Duane 'Keffe D' Davis, who is accused of orchestrating the 1996 slaying of hip-hop music icon Tupac Shakur, appears in court for a hearing at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024. (Rachel Aston / Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, Pool, File)
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The defence attorney representing a former Los Angeles-area gang leader accused of killing music legend Tupac Shakur in 1996 in Las Vegas says his client’s accounts of the killing are fiction.

Attorney Carl Arnold told reporters outside a courtroom on Tuesday that his client, Duane "Keffe D" Davis, wanted to make money with his story. Arnold says Davis embellished or outright lied about his involvement in the car-to-car shooting and that prosecutors lack key evidence to obtain a murder conviction.

Prosecutors say evidence against Davis is strong and a jury will decide the case. Davis is now 60. He's jailed on US$750,000 bail pending trial in November.

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