Meyers family attorney responds to death penalty hearing decision

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- On Wednesday afternoon, the attorney for Tammy Meyers' family released a statement in regards to the district attorney's decision to opt out of a possible death penalty sentence for the two men accused in the shooting death of the Las Vegas mother.

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The statement reads:

"As a mother of four who served as a parent for many of the neighborhood children, Tammy Meyers was adamantly opposed to the death penalty, so it is the belief of the Meyers family that opting not to pursue the death penalty in this case honors Tammy's memory. Therefore, we support the prosecution's decision at this stage of the case."

Erich Nowsch and Derrick Andrews face numerous charges in the shooting death of Tammy.