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Clark County official accused of killing local journalist arraigned on murder charge

Robert Telles Charged in Court
Posted at 7:15 AM, Sep 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-20 13:00:15-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Robert Telles, the Clark County elected official accused of murdering local reporter Jeff German, will be appearing in court once again on Tuesday morning.

This is Telles’ third time appearing in court, after his hearing on Sept. 13 was continued.

Clark County official accused of murdering local journalist formally charged in court

The District Attorney officially filed a criminal complaint for murder against Robert Telles, for the killing of 69-year-old Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Jeff German. Telles, who is being officially represented by a public defender, told the judge he understood the charges.

Telles is accused of fatally stabbing German at least seven times outside his home on Sept. 2. Prosecutors filed a charge of open murder on Sept. 12, adding increased penalties for the use of a deadly weapon and for the victim's age.

The judge ruled that Telles would continue to be held without bail.

Following the hearing, District Attorney Steve Wolfson told KTNV that his team is seeking an order to remove Robert Telles from his position as public administrator. Wolfson says Telles still technically holds the position, though it is unclear if he has been suspended. Wolfson says he is "unable to do his job" and the prosecution is seeking to remove him.

After the first hearing, District Attorney Steve Wolfson told KTNV that the charge against Telles carries the potential for a life sentence.

A spokesperson for Clark County released the following statement:

“Clark County has taken the first step in asking the court to remove Robert Telles from elected office as the Public Administrator. In filing with the court at the direction of Clark County, District Attorney Steve Wolfson has set the process in motion. The next step would be for the court to take action and declare that Robert Telles has neglected to perform the official duties of the office and to remove him. Upon the Court’s order, Clark County would be able to formally appoint his replacement until voters elect a new Public Administrator this November.”

Telles' next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 26 at 1 p.m.

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