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Las Vegas Official Robert Telles' DNA Found At Reporter's Murder Scene

The DNA of Clark County, Nv., Public Administrator Robert Telles was found at the crime scene after Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Jeff German was fatally stabbed. Las Vegas police also said they found evidence at Telles’ home, including shoes and pieces of a straw hat, that tied him to the killing, the Review-Journal reports. Telles, 45, was arrested in connection with German’s death on Wednesday evening,12 hours after police arrived at his house to conduct a search. He was loaded into an ambulance outside his home with self-inflicted wounds that authorities described as superficial cuts on his arms. Justice of the Peace Elana Lee Graham ruled that he be held without bail.


District Attorney Steve Wolfson expects prosecutors to charge Telles at his next court appearance on Tuesday. Telles voluntarily turned over his clothing to investigators. Wolfson said. German, 69, was found dead Saturday morning on the side of his northwest Las Vegas house. Police said he had been killed Friday morning. He reported on crime, courts, corruption, casino industry leaders and mob figures for decades in Las Vegas. This year, he spent months reporting on the turmoil surrounding Telles’ oversight of the public administrator’s office.

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