Meyers family attorney says mother's accused killers rejected plea deal

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) - According to the lawyer for the family of Tammy Meyers, the two men accused of shooting and killing the mother of four have rejected a plea deal.

Attorney Samuel A. Schwartz says that Bob Meyers, who was married to Tammy, supported the efforts of the district attorney's office to seek a plea deal with this wife's alleged killers because he believed it would help bring closure to the couple's three sons and daughter.

After today's rejection, the Meyers family says they want the defendants prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Erich Nowsch, 20, and Derek Andrews, 27, are accused of killing Meyers after a confrontation between Meyers and Nowsch. Nowsch is accused of shooting Meyers in a confrontation in front of her home. Andrews allegedly drove the getaway car.

Nowsch's lawyers attempted to get his confession thrown out last month because he claims that he was high at the time, but they were unsuccessful.

Trial for the pair is scheduled to start next month on Oct. 19. They have pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder and a gun charge in Meyers' Feb. 14 death. Both men are being held at the Clark County Detention Center without bail.

It was initially reported that the shooting was the result of road rage. It was revealed later that was not the case. Although there have been rumors that it may have been related to drugs, the Meyers family insists that the only connection between Tammy and Nowsch was that she had given him a few bucks in exchange for doing chores int he past and advised him to grow up.

Meyers was shot on Feb. 12. She died two days later.

Nowsch is expected to appear in court on Thursday morning. 

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