Suspect in shooting death of Tammy Meyers appears in court
Denise Wong/Jacqui Heinrich
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The 19-year-old man accused of shooting a valley mother in an apparent road rage incident appeared in court for the first time on Monday morning.
It was a packed courtroom as Erich Nowsch was brought into the courtroom to face the judge. He is facing charges of open murder, attempted murder and discharging a gun.
The judge set Nowsch's preliminary hearing for March 10 at 9 a.m.
Nowsch is accused of shooting Tammy Meyers outside of her family's home on Mount Shasta Circle on February 12, after what the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department initially said was a road rage incident. Nowsch was arrested at his home near Meyers' house after a two-hour standoff on February 19.
Las Vegas police are still looking for another suspect in the case.
Outside of the courtroom on Monday, Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said that it is imperative the other suspect is found.
When asked if he will seek the death penalty for Nowsch, he replied: "Nothing is off the table."
Robert Meyers, who was married to Tammy Meyers, was inside the courtroom. When he left the courtroom, he told Action News he plans to be at every one of Nowsch's scheduled appearances.
Nowsch's attorneys, Conrad Claus, says that his client was acting in self defense and that he is gathering evidence right now to prove that. Conrad's brother Augustus is also representing Nowsch.