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Getaway driver connected to Tammy Meyers' murder could go free

Posted at 6:09 PM, Oct 04, 2018

More than three years after his wife was killed in a shooting incident that made international headlines, Bob Meyers is speaking out only to 13 Action News. 

This as one of the men sentenced in connection with his wife's death, Derrick Andrews, was up for parole on Thursday.

"My wife was chased home," said Meyers, "she got out of a car and got shot in her head."

The crime happened in February of 2015.  Meyers, a mother of four, was shot and killed in front of her house near Cimarron and Alta. Two of her children witnessed the horrific scene.

The shooter, Erich Nowsch, has pleaded guilty. He is currently behind bars. However, Derrick Andrews, the getaway driver, is now eligible for parole.

On that night, Meyers was teaching her daughter how to drive when prosecutors say a series of misunderstandings lead to murder.

"She's gone, she's dead, she has no life," said Meyers, "my kids have no life because of this, they're all ruined because of this."

Tammy's emotional husband asked the Nevada Parole Board to ensure Andrews serves the maximum amount of time behind bars.  Despite that, he says he feels compassion for Andrews' family.

The suspect's mother was also inside the hearing. 

"I'd first like to begin with my apology once again," said Derrick Andrews via video conference. 

"I wish from the bottom of my heart I could trade places with her," said Andrews.

Andrews has served nearly four years. He was sentenced five to 15 years for manslaughter. 

The Board will look at various factors in determining if he's eligible for parole. A decision will be rendered in the next three weeks.