HAUNTING footage shows a man buying a saw before he was found with the severed head and limbs in the trunk of a car, court documents show.
Eric Holland, 58, was accused of murdering acquaintance Richard Miller, 65, after he was reported missing in November.
Officials located the incriminating video following a routine traffic stop in Las Vegas that took a horrifying turn.
Police were on alert when Holland sped away as they tried to pull him over for a suspended registration on December 23.
The suspected murderer nearly lost officials when he tore into a parking lot and got into a gold truck before speeding off, authorities said.
Police arrested him later that day at an apartment complex where they made a haunting discovery.
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While they performed a routine inventory of the truck, Las Vegas Metro police found a severed head and limbs in the cooler, KLAS reported.
It was determined the body was Richard Miller who has been missing from his home on Lake Mead for weeks.
Later in court, Holland's attorney said that the suspected murderer was operating a stolen vehicle and he had no idea what was in the trunk.
However, investigators found a variety of evidence that suggested otherwise.
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A medical examiner discovered Miller had several gunshot wounds including one to the head, documents obtained by KLAS determined.
Officials also found that Holland's fingerprints were matched to the horror items in the trunk and then determined all items were purchased at Home Depot.
Police found surveillance footage from November 21 at one of the home improvement stores that captured Holland buying a saw and trash bags, police said.
Investigators found the same saw and bags alongside Miller's body parts in the open tailgate of the truck Holland was driving, court documents show.
The investigation also revealed that Holland has prior felony and federal criminal convictions dating back to the 1980s under false names, KTLA reported.
Prosecutors found that Nevada prison records say Holland used names including John Carl Hall, Phil Whidden, Robert Daniel Lauer, and Steven Tauber.
Records also show a warrant was issued in 2019 for Holland for theft, embezzlement of a motor vehicle, and other unrelated charges.
Prosecutors believe the criminal got into an altercation with Miller that turned violent, court records show.
After months of legal battle, Eric Holland pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of second-degree murder, according to documents reviewed by the 8 News Now I-Team.
Negotiations on a possible prison sentence were not included in the documents, KLAS reported.
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Second-degree murder is a Category A felony in Nevada, which includes a possible life sentence.
Holland faces sentencing on September 1.
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