Ex-gang leader charged in Tupac Shakur killing pleads not guilty in Las Vegas

Ex-gang leader, Orlando Anderson, was recently charged in the infamous murder of legendary rapper, Tupac Shakur, which took place back in 1996 in Las Vegas.

Anderson appeared in a Las Vegas court and pleaded not guilty to the charges of first-degree murder.  

Shakur, who was 25 at the time, was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in the city, just days after a Mike Tyson boxing match which he had attended.

His death sparked off a wave of violence and further exacerbated the infamous East Coast-West Coast hip hop rivalry.

For years, speculation over Shakur's killing has been rife, with numerous theories being put forward.

The police, however, have maintained that Anderson, a former member of the Crips gang, was a key suspect in the case.

If convicted, Anderson could face the death penalty or life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.