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Halifax man accused of killing rapper Pat Keep dealing with outdated homicide cost once more

The 31-year-old man dealing with a first-degree homicide cost within the murder of Nova Scotia battle rapper Pat Keep, has been charged once more with a 2016 murder.

Adam Joseph Drake was arraigned Monday afternoon at Halifax Provincial Courtroom. He faces a first-degree homicide cost in reference to the 2016 homicide of 27-year-old Tyler Keizer in Halifax.


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Keizer was shot on Nov. 21, 2016, whereas in a automobile on Gottingen Avenue and later died in hospital. Drake was rooted in that homicide in 2019, however the cost was withdrawn in October 2021 — simply days earlier than his trial was set to start.

Tyler Ronald Joseph Keizer, 27, was shot whereas sitting in a automobile on Gottingen Avenue in 2016.

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A 12 months later, within the early hours of Sept. 4, acclaimed rapper Patrick Wayne Keep was killed in a stabbing in downtown Halifax.

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Drake was arrested a couple of week later within the Halifax suburb of Tantallon and faces a first-degree homicide cost in that case. He’s due again in courtroom for that cost later this week.

Nova Scotia rapper Pat Stay was fatally stabbed at a downtown Halifax nightclub.

Nova Scotia rapper Pat Keep was fatally stabbed at a downtown Halifax nightclub.

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‘Emotion within the courtroom’

Drake attended provincial courtroom simply earlier than 2 pm on Monday.

The second Drake walked into the courtroom, a commotion was heard from inside and a member of Keizer’s household was eliminated.

Drake was within the courtroom for a matter of minutes, earlier than the case was put over.

Adam Drake is seen earlier than coming into the courtroom on Oct. 31, 2022.

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After adjournment, Crown lawyer Rick Woodburn spoke to reporters outdoors the courthouse.

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“Actually, there was some emotion within the courtroom as we speak. The decide requested that individual to go away and so they did,” Woodburn mentioned, including it is “nothing uncommon” for instances like this.

“The data was laid in opposition to Adam Drake for the homicide of Tyler Keizer. He was arrested downstairs, he was introduced up and it was set over for a month. They’ll evaluate disclosure,” he mentioned.


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The lawyer mentioned there was a “couple terabytes” of disclosure to offer, although he wouldn’t present element on its contents.

Keizer’s mom, Lisa Kravis, was full of emotion after the temporary listening to.

“I did not actually assume we might see at the present time. I’ve to thank everybody concerned in getting us right here,” mentioned Kravis.

“I pray that nothing sudden, like dropping a homicide cost, is gonna come up.”

Lisa Kravis, the mom of Tyler Keizer mentioned she hopes to see justice in her son’s demise.

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Kravis mentioned when the primary homicide cost was dropped, she “misplaced some religion within the justice system,” however after being in contact with them for the previous 12 months, she has hope.

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“I actually really feel like they did what they needed to do. It is as sincere as I can get,” Kravis mentioned.

“I do know it is actually onerous on (Drake’s) household to listen to this, but when he is not saved the place he’s now, he’s going to kill any person else. I mentioned that after they dropped the homicide cost and I am going to say it once more as we speak,” she mentioned in regards to the allegations in opposition to Drake.

Woodburn mentioned the police investigation into Drake continued the day the preliminary fees have been withdrawn.

“Police are doing precisely like they’re alleged to be doing, which is proceed to analyze even after the matter was dropped,” he mentioned.

Drake’s subsequent listening to at Halifax Provincial Courtroom was set for 9:30 am on Nov. 28.

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— With a file from Rebecca Lau

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