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Democrat Official Arrested For Murdering Investigative Journalist


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A Las Vegas Democrat official was arrested by the Las Vegas police department for being connected to the stabbing death of investigative journalist Jeff German.

Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles was arrested for reportedly killing Review-Journal reporter Jeff German.

Previously German wrote several stories about Telles’ hostile working environment and about Telles’ having a secret relationship with a staffer.

German was also in the middle of writing another story about Telles but was murdered before it was published.

Fox News added these details to the story:

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) on Wednesday announced the arrest of Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles in connection with the Aug. 3 stabbing death of investigative journalist Jeff German, according to authorities and local reports.

Police arrested Telles, 45, a day after releasing photos of the suspect and the suspect’s vehicle, as the Las Vegas Review-Journal, where German worked since 2010, first reported.

LVMPD said Wednesday evening that they had taken the suspect into custody but did not release the suspect’s identity or respond to inquiries from Fox News Digital.

Review-Journal reporter Brett Clarkson said Telles was “taken out of his house on a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance.”

LVMPD responded to reports of an unresponsive man whom they later identified as German, 69, outside his home on the 7200 block of Bronze Circle around 10:33 a.m. on Aug. 3.

Telles stayed silent as Review-Journal reporters confronted him outside his home Wednesday afternoon.

Here was a tweet made by Telles that was directed toward German just weeks before the murder:

CNN got the scoop too:

A veteran investigative journalist who was stabbed to death had the alleged killer’s DNA underneath his fingernails and defensive wounds, a prosecutor and a judge said Thursday at the accused man’s initial court appearance — in a chilling case that has raised concerns about press freedoms in America.

Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles, 45, was arrested Wednesday in connection with the killing of Review-Journal reporter Jeff German, days after the reporter was found stabbed to death outside his home, officials said in a news conference Thursday, echoing earlier reports by the newspaper that cited Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo.

Later Thursday, Telles was denied bail at a court appearance where prosecutor Richard Scow revealed German had been stabbed seven times and allegedly had Telles’ DNA under his fingernails.
Justice of the Peace Elana Lee Graham called the DNA detail “quite chilling.”

“The DNA is alleged to have been recovered from the hand of the victim, presumably during the time in which he was fighting for his life,” Graham said, adding that a report showed German had several defensive wounds on his hands and arms.



 

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