Las Vegas: Elected official arrested after journalist’s murder

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VegasAn elected official was arrested after the journalist was murdered

US police have identified the main suspect in connection with a man who suffered multiple stab wounds at his home last Saturday.

Main suspect in journalist’s murder arrested.

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US police announced on Wednesday the arrest of a suspect in connection with the killing of a journalist in Las Vegas (western United States) and local media reported that a politician was at the heart of the journalist’s recent revelations. “The suspect has been arrested in connection with the September 2, 2022 murder,” a brief statement from Las Vegas police explained, without providing the suspect’s name or additional details.

Democratic politician

Investigative reporter Jeff German has been working on a series of articles published by the Las Vegas Review-Journal focusing on allegations of wrongdoing against a public administrator in Clark County involving Las Vegas, Robert Such, the newspaper explained. Arrested Mr. Telles, 45, was quoted by Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo as saying, the newspaper added. Clark County Jail documents show the elected official is being held pending a homicide investigation. Earlier Wednesday, local television station KTNV said police raided the officer’s home. Jeff German, 69, was found dead outside his home on Saturday. According to local media, he had been stabbed multiple times, and Las Vegas police announced they were opening a homicide investigation. Days later, police released footage of the prime suspect and a vehicle they believe is connected to the murder.

Death for further investigation

According to his newspaper, the journalist had been publishing articles for months about Mr. Telles’ administration of the local service responsible for managing the estates of those who died without a will. Complaints have been filed against him, specifically for harassment and patronage. “The arrest of Robert Telles is a great relief and scandal to the editorial staff of the Review-Journal,” said its editor, Glenn Cook. “We are relieved that Tellus is in custody and outraged that a colleague was killed for investigating an elected official.”

Jeff German recently met Mr. He had requested access to records of communications between Telles and three other county officials, according to the Review-Journal. According to Clark County Jail documents, Mr. Telles is scheduled to appear in court Thursday afternoon.

(AFP)

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