Las Vegas County has begun the removal of the official who is accused of the murder investigation journalist Jeff German.
Robert Telles, Clark County Public Administrator “neglected to perform,”Officials from the county stated Tuesday that they were able to move forward with replacing him.
Telles was taken into custody on Sept. 7th, five days after German, a Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter, was allegedly murdered. Telles continues to receive his $130,000 salary, even though he is behind bars.
“Clark County has taken the first step in asking the court to remove Robert Telles from elected office as the Public Administrator,”The municipality said.
Clark County will be allowed to officially appoint Telles as his replacement, until November’s elections.
Disgraced politician is charged with turning off his phone. “lying in wait” for German, 69, before stabbing him to death.
The murder was referred to by the prosecution “willful, deliberate and premeditated.”
Telles had an unfavorable relationship with Roberta Lee Kennett, the estate coordinator. Lee-Kennett is married to Telles.
German had also been reporting on alleged bullying and favoritism under Telles’ supervision.
Clark County District attorney Steve Wolfson said that Telles would be facing the death penalty.
Telles did not speak Tuesday in court except to acknowledge the charges. Although he was still wearing handcuffs, shackles and other handcuffs, Telles did not have any bandages covering his forearms after his suicide attempt.
For a preliminary hearing, he will be back in court on Oct. 26, for an evidence-taking session to decide if he is eligible for trial in the state court.
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