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‘It was a situation that I wish could be taken back,’ Man who killed, dismembered, drove with friend’s severed head, body parts speaks after sentencing

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Las Vegas man who dismembered a man and drove round with his severed head and body parts final year spoke with 8 News Now hours after his sentencing Thursday. 

8 News Now Investigators had been the primary to report on the arrest of 58-year-old Eric Holland final year. Holland murdered 65-year-old Richard Miller, and police later discovered Miller’s body parts in coolers in a stolen truck. 

“It was very heated,” Holland informed 8 News Now. “He had a gun, and I had a gun.”

Holland spoke from the Clark County Detention Center Thursday, strolling 8 News Now by means of what he stated led to the homicide, claiming Miller threatened him. 

“I got nothing for pleading guilty,” Holland stated. “I just didn’t to put the family through anything more.”

Eric Holland interview (KLAS)

Holland plead responsible to at least one rely of second-degree homicide in July and was sentenced to a minimal of 18 years in jail for the December 2021 homicide. 

He shared extra about what led as much as the killing and all the pieces he stated he did afterward. 

“It happened,” Holland defined of the capturing. “Because there was a confrontation.”

Miller was reported lacking in November 2021, and because the 8 News Now Investigators first reported, Metro Police found his body after Holland ran from a visitors cease and officers searched the truck he was driving. 

“He was 6’4″ and 250 pounds,” Holland stated of Miller. “And after this happened, I couldn’t move him.”

This was additionally Holland’s answer when requested why he had Miller’s stays in items. He added that he purchased coolers, a noticed, and trash baggage weeks after the homicide to bury him. 

“I had so much regret about this that it was eating me up,” Holland informed 8 News Now. “That I was trying to do right by him.”

That expression of remorse was made clear, alongside with an admission of what was performed. 

“It was a situation that I wish could be taken back,” Holland concluded. “But I know I can’t.”

Holland additionally has a prison historical past and information present a warrant issued for theft, embezzlement of a automobile, and different fees in 2019. 

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