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Police Say Man Staged Girlfriend's 2006 Suicide

LAS VEGAS -- A man serving time in a Mississippi prison is facing a murder charge in the killing of a Las Vegas woman in 2006.

Shaun Leflore is accused of killing Chantell Hollowell in Dec. 2006. Hollowell's cause of death was initially ruled as a suicide from a gunshot wound to the head. At that time, Leflore told police that Hollowell was a prostitute and upset that he was leaving her. He told police that Hollowell put a gun to her head and shot herself in front of him.

According to the arrest report, Leflore's former girlfriend's told police he was violent, would make them take drugs, beat them, and would hold a gun to their head if he was mad.

Leflore was arrested and convicted of beating and attempting to kill one of those former girlfriends in 2007. He is currently serving a 13 year sentence in Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility.

Investigators from that case contacted Metro Police after learning of Leflore's history of violent behavior with women. Metro detectives interviewed Leflore in prison. According to the arrest report, Leflore made conflicting statements about the shooting and evidence showed the scene was altered to make it appear as if Hollowell shot herself. 

Family members told police Hollowell was not suicidal and was making future plans which included moving out of the apartment she shared with Leflore and attending UNLV.