LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 20: Clark County public defender David Lopez-Negrete (L) talks with Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles as he appears in court for an arraignment on an open murder charge in Las Vegas Justice Court at the Regional Justice Center on September 20, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Telles has been charged in the murder of Las Vegas Review-Journal investigative reporter Jeff German. German had recently reported for months on the turmoil surrounding Telles' oversight of the office, and the administrator subsequently lost his re-election bid in June's primary election. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A local elected official got court-appointed attorneys during his arraignment in the stabbing death of a Las Vegas investigative journalist who wrote articles critical of him and his managerial conduct. Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles stood Tuesday in shackles while he was charged with murder in the Sept. 2 killing of veteran Las Vegas Review-Journal staff writer Jeff German. A judge scheduled an Oct. 26 hearing of evidence, and said Telles will remain jailed without bail. Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson announced he’s seeking a court order to remove Telles from his elected position heading the county office that handles assets of people who die without a will or family contacts. Such court action could take several weeks.