Trial date set for ex-politician in Las Vegas reporter’s murder

Posted at 7:33 AM, November 3, 2022 and last updated 6:41 AM, January 26, 2023

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A trial date was set for the trial of a former Clark County official accused of killing a local journalist on Wednesday.

Robert Telles’ trial is scheduled for April 17 at 10:30 a.m. in Las Vegas District Court. Telles waived his right to a jury trial in his initial arraignment hearing, meaning the trial will be conducted by the judge alone.

Robert Telles attends an arraignment hearing at the Regional Justice Center in downtown Las Vegas, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. Telles is charged with murder in the stabbing death of Las Vegas investigative reporter Jeff German. (Wade Vandervort/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

Telles is accused of murdering Las Vegas journalist Jeff German outside of the reporter’s home.

On Tuesday, the Grand Jury released a 47-page indictment containing transcripts of 10 witness interviews, videos and photographs of the murder scene and surrounding area presented before jurors.

Telles is facing one count of murder with a deadly weapon of a person older than 60, to which he pleaded not guilty.

During a previous hearing, Clark County prosecutors told the judge that they don’t plan to seek the death penalty against Telles.

He is currently being held at the Clark County Detention Center without bail.

This story was originally published Nov. 2 by KTNV in Las Vegas, an E.W. Scripps Company.