Las Vegas, Nev. (FOX5) – The man accused of stabbing a Las Vegas reporter to death was denied bail Tuesday.
A lawyer for Robert Telles, who a criminal complaint says was “lying in wait” when he killed newspaper reporter Jeff German, has asked for “reasonable” bail.
A judge on Tuesday denied bail to Telles, who appeared to be praying during the court hearing of the motion.
At Tuesday’s hearing, Telles’ attorney noted that Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson has said in previous media interviews that Telles is considered a “flight risk and a danger to the community.” His attorney said in interviews Wolfson stated that when talk of bail came up, Wolfson said he would argue for a “very high bond.”
Telles’ attorney said that in his experience, not all homicide cases have bail or high bail. “This is not a collateral case. The district attorney has already said.”
“In this case, the safety of the public hearing, Mr. Telles is not a danger to anyone,” his lawyer said.
Telles appeared visibly emotional in court Tuesday as his attorney noted that both his wife and mother sat in the pew to support him.
Officials said that Germany had previously been found dead on September 3 with multiple stab wounds. According to prosecutors, Telles disguised himself with a straw hat and reflective vest and stabbed the German seven times.
Las Vegas police previously said Telles was upset by the recent German report while Telles was working as Clark County’s public administrator. According to reports, Telles was also upset about an upcoming news story that German was working for a local newspaper, FOX5 previously reported.
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