One week after his arraignment was postponed, a Las Vegas public servant accused of killing a local reporter was charged with murder.
Robert Telles, a public official for Clark County, is suspected of murdering Las Vegas Review-Journal writer Jeff German on September 2 in front of his house.
The following day, German’s body was found. Telles, 45, was detained on September 7 after police claimed to have discovered Telles’ DNA at the crime scene.
The “turmoil” at the county’s public administrator’s office, involving an inappropriate connection with an employee, was the subject of stories by German, a 69-year-old investigative reporter. Telles, according to NewsNation station KLAS, thought German’s rumors were to blame for his losing the primary election in June.
Blood-stained shoes and a straw hat that had been ripped into bits, according to the police, were found at Telles’ residence when a search order was executed. Authorities claimed that the murderous weapon was not found right away.
Republican candidate for governor Joe Lombardo of Clark County said that detectives also acquired security footage that may have captured the assault.
Telles is still being jailed without bond, but Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson has stated that when the defense asks for bail, he will seek for a substantial sum.
German will be honored into the Nevada Newspaper Hall of Fame this Saturday, according to the Nevada Press Association.
After working for the competing Las Vegas Sun for more than two decades as a columnist and reporter covering courts, politics, labor, government, and organized crime, German joined the Review-Journal in 2010.