(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–A man currently serving time in a California prison has been returned to Nevada to face charges in the 2006 murder of a woman in Las Vegas.

Shaun Leflore is accused in the shooting death of Chantell Hollowell, his then-girlfriend, who was found in her apartment in December 2006 in a case police believed was an apparent suicide, partly based on what Leflore had told them at the time.

Leflore said he was breaking up with Hollowell when he learned she was a  a prostitute. There was blood spatter on his clothing, but he said he had held the woman when he discovered her body.

Leflore later moved to California where he ran afoul of the law when at least two women who said they were prostitutes alleged that Leflore had been beaten them. Each said they were threatened when Leflore put a gun to their head.

Beginning in late 2010 and early 2011, detectives from Las Vegas and Riverside, California began comparing notes and interviews, including conversations with Hallowell’s mother and step-father, which detailed Leflore’s violent history with Hollowell and other women. Police also learned of phone calls Leflore made to family members at the time of Chantell’s death.

Leflore has been serving a 13 year prison term in California stemming from charges stemming from allegations made by a woman who became Leflore’s girlfriend just after Hollowell’s death in Las Vegas.




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