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Erich Nowsch, Derrick Andrews enter guilty pleas

Posted at 1:25 PM, Mar 04, 2016

Erich Nowsch and Derrick Andrews, who are accused of killing Las Vegas mother Tammy Meyers, appeared in a Las Vegas courtroom on Friday afternoon.

Nowsch, 20, and Andrews, 27, previously pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder and gun charges. They have been held at the Clark County Detention Center since their arrests last year.

Nowsch entered a guilty plea on Friday to second degree murder with use of a deadly weapon and assault with a deadly weapon. Nowsch could be sentenced 10 years to life.

Tammy's husband Bob, and son, Brandon were in court for the proceeding. 

"When I hear somebody saying they murdered my wife," said Bob Meyers, "it's a lot to stomach."

Andrews pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and accessory to commit murder.

As part of the plea deal, Nowsch and Andrews also had to admit verbally in front of the court that they were responsible for the death of Meyers.

Meyers was shot in the head during a confrontation with the two young men on Feb. 12, 2015. She died a couple of days later. Her son, Brandon Meyers, was also involved in the confrontation.

The shooting was initially labeled as a result of road rage. Not long after, it became evident that there was more to the story and that Nowsch knew Meyers and had previous contact with her.

The trial for Nowsch and Andrews has been delayed several times.

It was announced on March 3 that they would be entering a new plea on March 4.

Sentencing will take place April 21.

"She's looking down today," said Bob Meyers. "She's been vindicated."

The family said they'll bury the mother after the sentencing.

"I don't think it'll ever be over, we're going to miss a great woman, a great wife, a great mother," said Meyers.