LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 08: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Capt. Dori Koren speaks at a news conference at the LVMPD headquarters to brief media members on the arrest of Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles, whose booking photo is displayed on a television, on the charge of open murder of Las Vegas Review-Journal investigative reporter Jeff German on September 08, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Police said German was stabbed to death outside his home on September 03, but his body was not found until the next day. German 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 is due in court on a murder charge in the stabbing death of a Las Vegas investigative journalist who wrote articles critical of him and his managerial conduct. Robert Telles, the Clark County public administrator, has been jailed without bail since his arrest Sept. 7 — five days after the killing of veteran Las Vegas Review-Journal staff writer Jeff German. Police allege the 45-year-old Telles planned the attack and waited in a vehicle outside German’s home before stabbing him seven times. Telles had lost his Democratic primary for reelection in June, after German’s articles appeared in the Review-Journal. His term in office expires Dec. 31.