A Las Vegas county has initiated the method to take away the elected official accused of killing investigative journalist Jeff German from workplace.
Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles has “uncared for to carry out,” county officers mentioned in a Tuesday assertion, permitting them to take steps towards changing him.
Telles has been in custody since Sept. 7, 5 days after he allegedly killed German, a reporter with the Las Vegas Evaluate-Journal reporter. However whilst he sits behind bars, Telles has continued to gather his $130,000 wage.
“Clark County has taken step one in asking the courtroom to take away Robert Telles from elected workplace because the Public Administrator,” the municipality mentioned.
After declaring Telles unfit for workplace, Clark County would be capable to formally appoint his alternative till voters can elect a brand new public administrator in November.
The disgraced elected official is accused of turning off his cellphone and “mendacity in wait” for German, 69, earlier than stabbing him to dying.
Prosecutors referred to as the homicide “willful, deliberate and premeditated.”
The investigative journalist had been overlaying an alleged inappropriate relationship Telles was carrying on with property coordinator Roberta Lee-Kennett. Each Telles and Lee-Kennett are married.
German had additionally been reporting on alleged bullying and favoritism underneath Telles’ supervision.
Clark County District Lawyer Steve Wolfson has mentioned he’ll decide in coming weeks whether or not Telles will face the dying penalty.
In courtroom Tuesday, Telles solely spoke in acknowledgment of the fees. He wore shackles and handcuffs however now not had bandages on his forearms from his post-arrest suicide try.
He’ll reappear in courtroom Oct. 26 for a preliminary listening to of proof to find out if he ought to stand trial in state courtroom.
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