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Suspect in Vegas found with severed head in truck is a prior felon, prosecutors say

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Posted at 5:36 AM, Dec 30, 2021

LAS VEGAS — A prosecutor in Las Vegas says a 57-year-old man jailed after police found the severed head and body parts of an acquaintance in the truck he was driving has prior felony and federal criminal convictions dating to the 1980s in states including California, Texas and Nevada.

Eric Holland appeared in court Tuesday flanked by heavily armed security guards and an attorney temporarily appointed to his case.

His attorney later declined to comment.

Holland’s alleged victim was identified as Richard P. Miller of Las Vegas.

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This Clark County Detention Center photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police shows Eric Holland, 57, following his arrest Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, in Las Vegas. A prosecutor in Las Vegas told a judge Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021 that Holland, jailed after police found the severed head and body parts of an acquaintance in the truck he was driving, has prior felony and federal criminal convictions dating to the 1980s in states including California, Texas and Nevada.. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)

The Clark County coroner says Miller died last Thursday from multiple gunshot wounds, and his death was a homicide.

Holland is due again in court next week.