Death threat voicemail shakes up Las Vegas reporter murder case


LAS VEGAS — The Clark County Courthouse Tuesday morning was the stage for a significant twist in the murder trial of Robert Telles, a former Clark County public administrator accused of the murder of seasoned Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Jeff German, who was found stabbed to death in September 2022.

A death threat voicemail, unrelated to Telles, directed at German prior to his murder added a new layer to the proceedings, potentially influencing the trial's direction. The existence of the voicemail throws a wrench into the prosecution's narrative of premeditation, and suggests alternative motives or culprits, Robert Draskovich, attorney for Telles, told the court.

"I've suggested to the court that we delay the trial to conduct a thorough examination of the evidence," the attorney said. "However, my client, who is currently detained, is adamant about moving forward with the trial as scheduled."

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