Accused killer of Las Vegas journalist appears in court

NOW: Accused killer of Las Vegas journalist appears in court

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (CBS 58) -- The Las Vegas-area man accused of murdering a journalist with ties to Milwaukee appeared in court today.

Robert Telles stood with a smile on his face in Clark County Court Tuesday morning, as his attorney asked to delay his arraignment.

Police say the 45-year-old was waiting for investigative journalist, Jeff German, at his home on Sept. 2, stabbed him multiple times, and the murder was deliberate and premeditated. German, whose career in journalism started in Milwaukee, wrote stories about Telles and his elected office of Clark County Public Administrator.

According to CBS 58's sister station in Las Vegas, Telles believed the stories written by German cost him re-election.

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson says the investigation into German's stabbing continues.

"This is an important case, it's a serious case for obvious reasons. So investigations don't stop once a person is arrested. Information comes forward to police and they are going to look at all angles of this case because that's what we would do in any important case," he said.

Telles is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 20, where he is expected to be formally charged. He will remain in custody without bail until then.

Telles faces a charge of murder with a deadly weapon, and could spend life in prison if convicted.

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