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Erich Nowsch, Derek Andrews sentencing delayed

Posted at 5:56 AM, Apr 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-21 21:12:33-04

UPDATE: Erich Nowsch has withdrawn his guilty plea. Nowsch is claiming ineffective counsel. Sentencing has been postponed for two weeks.

The sentencing for Derek Andrews has also been delayed.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- The two young men accused of killing a Las Vegas mother during a gun battle are scheduled to be sentenced today.

However, the case may end up going to trial.

There are rumors that 20-year-old Erich Nowsch may withdraw his guilty plea.

Nowsch and Derrick Andrews admitted in March that they were involved in the death of Tammy Meyers and entered guilty pleas.

Her family was thankful that they wouldn't have to go to trial.

Nowsch has changed his mind before.

After admitting guilt during a police interrogation after the shooting, Nowsch said he was high during the questioning and was not in his right mind.

If Nowsch does not change his plea, he is facing 10 years to life in prison.

The case has received national attention because it was initially believed to have been connected to road rage.

It came out later that Nowsch and the victim were known to each other and Nowsch may have believed that someone was after him because of a bad drug deal when the encounter with Meyers and her son happened.