Published at 03:08h on March 15, 2023

Last update: March 17, 2023 at 03:41h.

The Clark County administrator is charged with murdering a Las Vegas Review Journal reporter. (Image: Telles campaign website)

Robert Telles
The defendant, Robert Telles, 45, filed a motion in Clark County District Court last week to remove Judge Michelle Leavitt from the legal proceedings.

He claims in a court document she has “deep-seated antagonism that would make fair judgment impossible,” according to Las Vegas TV station

KSNV. Another judge, Jerry Wiese, will listen to Telles’ arguments on the motion during a scheduled March 30 hearing.Telles has chosen to represent himself during the court proceedings. Leavitt questioned Telles about his decision to represent himself, which he called “inappropriate conduct,”

KSNV reported.Telles was formerly a licensed attorney, but his license was suspended,

KSNV added.Telles is accused of killing journalist Jeff German in September and has pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder of an older person.

His trial is scheduled to begin in November. Telles is currently being held at Clark County Detention Center.

Judge Will Explain Why He Can’t Preside

Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Joe Bonaventure will likely explain more about why he cannot sit on the fatal DUI case involving Henry Ruggs III, former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver.

Ruggs’ lawyers, Richard Schonfeld and David Chesnoff requested that Jennifer Schwartz, District Court Judge, reassign the case back to Bonaventure Since Ruggs’ arrest, the case has been assigned to different judges at the Las Vegas courthouse.

On Monday, Schwartz told the attorneys the case will return to Bonaventure for a follow-up hearing, the

Ruggs is charged with DUI, reckless driving, and possession of a firearm. Tina Tintor was driving his car when his car collided with it. After the collision in November 2021, she and her dog were both killed in an explosion. Ruggs was alleged to have driven as fast as 156 mph prior to the accident. After the accident, his blood alcohol level was 0.16%, police said, which is twice the legal limit.

Restaurant Employee Allegedly Slashed by Colleague

A West Las Vegas restaurant employee is scheduled to appear in court on April 20 for allegedly trying to kill a fellow worker during a fight over the kitchen’s cleanliness.

Jose Viles Vasquez, 38, allegedly cut the victim’s neck and arm with a kitchen knife at Hokaido Sushi on February 15. According to the

Las Vegas Review Journal reported, the victim sustained serious injuries. He underwent surgery for two hours at University Medical Center.A hospital doctor told police the victim’s brain may have been permanently injured because of the length of time that he was deprived of oxygen, the

Review-Journal added.The victim reportedly told Vasquez to clean up the kitchen, which led to an argument between the two men. Police said that the two men then pushed each other. Vasquez then allegedly grabbed the knife and held the victim with one hand while lunging at him with the knife a half-dozen times.

Vasquez is charged with attempted murder and battery with a deadly weapon resulting in substantial bodily harm.

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