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Probe of newly found phone threat to slain Vegas journalist might delay trial of ex-elected official

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Robert Telles
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Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal/AP Robert Telles

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A voicemail threat by an unidentified person to a Las Vegas investigative journalist seven months before he was killed in September 2022 might delay the murder trial of a former elected official who remains jailed. A prosecutor on Tuesday told the Nevada judge hearing the case involving ex-Democratic county administrator of estates Robert Telles that authorities need more time to finish reviewing slain Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Jeff German’s cellphone and computers for evidence and to investigate whether the person who made the threat killed German. Telles’ defense lawyer says Telles still wants trial to start March 18. The judge could reset the trial date at another hearing March 6.

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