LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – A Clark County judge has set a tentative trial date for the former county official accused of killing a local reporter.

During a hearing on Tuesday morning, Judge Michelle Leavitt set a date for the trial of former Public Administrator Robert Telles, who is accused of murdering Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Jeff German in 2022. German, 69, was found stabbed to death outside his home after authorities received a 911 call.

The ongoing search of German’s devices has created additional delays in the trial date, which was initially set for March. On Tuesday, attorneys representing the Review-Journal said a timeline for when the search will be completed is not yet available.

“I think at this point we have to go with the estimate we’ve already given, which is 6 to 8 months,” said Review-Journal attorney, Ashley Kissinger.

In a preceding hearing, the Review-Journal requested to add more members to the team tasked with searching German’s devices. On Tuesday, attorneys told Judge Leavitt they were awaiting approval from Telles, who had yet to sign the revised protocol.

“I did not sign that at my client’s direction… At the pace at which this matter is moving along, it could be months, if not years, before we’re done with the review, and he wants to proceed to trial,” said Telles’ lawyer, Robert Draskovich.

Telles is set to face a jury on Monday, August 5.


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