Trial postponed for Tupac Shakur’s suspected killer

Duane Keith "Keffe D" Davis looks on as he appears in Clark County District Court November 7, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus-Pool/Getty Images)

Tupac Shakur’s suspected killer was back in court Tuesday for a pre-trial hearing as authorities are working to determine if Duane Davis will go on house arrest ahead of his trial. 

Davis, who is also known as "Keffe D," was set to go to trial in June over murder charges stemming back to the 1996 killing of the hip-hop legend, but his trial has now been delayed. 

Davis is working with a new defense attorney, who said at the hearing Tuesday that he would not have time to compile all of the evidence before the pre-determined trial date. 

A judge allowed the trial to be delayed, with a new trial date set for Nov. 4, 2024. 

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Davis is the only person still alive who was in the car from which shots were fired at a traffic signal near the Las Vegas Strip, killing Shakur. He's not accused of shooting the gun, but of being the mastermind behind the killing. 

Davis is 60 and in poor health after battling cancer, his former lawyer argued, and said that he should be freed from jail. He has been in jail since his arrest last September.

In January, a judge decided Davis can be placed on house arrest if he posts $750,000 bail and proves that the source of his bail money is legal.

It’s unclear yet if Davis can afford to post bail. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.