LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Clark County elected official accused of murdering a local reporter appeared in court on Tuesday.
District Attorney Steve Wolfson says the charge against public administrator Rob Telles carries the potential for a life sentence.
Telles appeared in court Tuesday morning in a hearing that was continued. He is accused of fatally stabbing Las Vegas Review-Journal investigative reporter Jeff German, 69, at least seven times outside his home on Sept. 2.
Prosecutors filed a charge of open murder on Monday, adding increased penalties for the use of a deadly weapon and for the victim's age.
Speaking to reporters after the hearing, Wolfson said prosecutors consider Telles a flight risk if he is released from jail. They will push for him to be held without bail, or for a judge to set "very high" bail.
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Telles is next scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 20. He's expected to be formally charged during that hearing.