Judge to decide if man accused in Tupac Shakur murder gets house arrest

FILE-Side-by-side of Duane Davis (L) and Tupac Shakur (R). (Davis photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) (Shakur photo by by Ke.Mazur/WireImage/Getty Images)

A judge will decide if the man accused in Tupac Shakur’s murder will get house arrest. 

The Nevada judge hasn't decided on whether Duane "Keffe D" Davis will be released from jail and face house arrest until the start of his murder trial this fall in the 1996 killing of the rap legend in Las Vegas.

According to the Associated Press, the judge noted that Davis might be freed on a $750,000 bond if he can prove the money set aside for his release was earned legally.

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After his 2023 arrest, Davis requested his release from jail claiming that he arranged the shooting of the rap star but wasn't the shooter.

The 61-year-old pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, and his trial will take place on Nov. 4. If convicted, he could face life in prison.  

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According to the AP, Davis reportedly is the only individual still alive of the four men who were in a car where gunshots were fired in September 1996, killing Shakur and wounding rap mogul Suge Knight.

Three other men in the car, Davis' nephew, Orlando "Baby Lane," Anderson, DeAndre "Big Dre" or "Freaky" Smith, and Terrence "Bubble Up" Brown, were all killed in separate shooting incidents years later.

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Knight is currently serving 28 years in prison for using a car to kill a man in 2015.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.  This story was reported from Washington, D.C.