A $750,000 bail has been granted to Duane "Keffe D" Davis, a former gang boss in the Los Angeles area, who is suspected of killing late US rapper Tupac Shakur.
According to a recent TMZ report, the decision was made during a hearing on Tuesday in Vegas, when Davis' legal team successfully argued that he posed no threat to society and was not a flight risk.
But the bail amount—which is capped at an astounding $750,000—comes at a hefty price.
Davis will be given a brief period of freedom while under house arrest and subject to electronic surveillance pending his trial.
There are questions about this development, especially in light of the seriousness of the accusations made against him.
Over the years, Davis had freely admitted to being involved in Tupac's death. Only in September 2023, 27 years after the horrific event in 1996, was Davis apprehended.
He acknowledged being in the car on the crucial night of Tupac's shooting, but he insisted that he was not the trigger guy.
At first, the bail request was rejected by the prosecutors, who said they had strong evidence against Davis and called it "absurd."
They highlighted Davis's possible threat to the public by listing several reasons for denial.
Prosecutors claim that the postponed arrest does not lessen the gravity of the accusations.
Davis's defence team rebutted these claims, arguing that Davis does not pose a threat to society—especially in light of the length of time it took for law police to capture him.
Additionally, they restated his plea of not guilty and implied that his prior admissions were made only to attract attention and get money.