Defense in Las Vegas mom killing wants gunshot residue test

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In this photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, an unidentified police official leads a shirtless suspect in the road-rage killing of a Las Vegas mother from a car to police headquarters for questioning in Las Vegas, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. Police did not release the male suspect's name or discuss his possible involvement in the killing of 44-year-old Tammy Meyers. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)
Erich Nowsch Jr. appears in a Las Vegas courtroom for his initial court appearance Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in Las Vegas. Nowsch remains jailed following his arrest Friday on murder, attempted murder and other charges in the Feb. 12 shooting that fatally wounded 44-year-old Tammy Meyers outside her home. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 19: (EDITOR'S NOTE: Best quality available) In this handout provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Erich Nowsch II poses for his mugshot after being arrested on murder charges on February 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nowsch, 19, was arrested after a two-hour standoff and has been charged with killing Tammy Meyers on February 12, with whom he had allegedly been involved in a road-rage incident. (Photo by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)
This undated artist rendition provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows a composite sketch of a suspect police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying, whom they believed was involved in a road rage shooting in Las Vegas on Feb. 12, 2015. A Las Vegas mother of four killed in a road rage shooting last week got in her car with her adult son and his gun and drove around their neighborhood looking for the assailant who ended up shooting her in a residential cul-de-sac, police said Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. In a change from earlier accounts, police said 44-year-old Tammy Meyers had her teenage daughter run in the house to fetch her armed son, who then went with her as she drove to find the driver who had earlier stopped his car in front of hers, got out and approached her with angry words. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)
Appearing in court Monday, Erich Nowsch says he was threatened by Tammy Meyers and her son when he shot the mother out of self-defense. On the other side, Meyer's husband says his wife was followed home and murdered. Conflicting stories as this case appears in court.
Robert Meyers speaks to media outside his house, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 in Las Vegas. His wife Tammy who was teaching her 14-year-old daughter to drive was shot in the head and was not expected to survive after an apparent road-rage attack by an angry driver who followed them to their Las Vegas home. (AP Photo/Kimberly Pierceall)
Silas Doane, left, and Robert Meyers exit a Las Vegas courthouse following a hearing for Meyers' wife's accused killer, Erich Nowsch Jr. on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in Las Vegas. Nowsch is accused of killing Tammy Meyers on Feb. 12. in what has been described as a road-rage incident. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Las Vegas Justice Court Judge Conrad Hafen presides over a hearing for Erich Nowsch Jr. on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in Las Vegas. Nowsch is accused of killing Tammy Meyers on Feb. 12. in what has been described as a road-rage incident. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Robert Meyers, left, the widower of Tammy Meyers, attends a hearing for his wife's accused killer, Erich Nowsch Jr. in court Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in Las Vegas. Nowsch remains jailed following his arrest Friday on murder, attempted murder and other charges in the Feb. 12 shooting that fatally wounded 44-year-old Tammy Meyers outside her home. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Erich Nowsch Jr. appears in a Las Vegas courtroom for his initial court appearance Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in Las Vegas. Nowsch remains jailed following his arrest Friday on murder, attempted murder and other charges in the Feb. 12 shooting that fatally wounded 44-year-old Tammy Meyers outside her home. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Attorneys for a 19-year-old accused of killing a neighborhood mother in a spray of gunfire want a judge to let them check the dead woman's body for gunshot residue.

Erich Milton Nowsch Jr. stood shackled in court Thursday while lawyers Augustus Claus and Conrad Claus told a judge they want police, dispatch and coroner records ahead of a scheduled March 10 hearing.

The lawyers also asked for an order for a coroner's office to allow a test on Tammy Meyers' body to determine if she or someone next to her fired a gun before she died.

Nowsch is jailed without bail on murder, attempted murder and weapon charges.

The 44-year-old Meyers was wounded in the head Feb. 12 and died two days later. Nowsch was arrested Feb. 19.

Many questions remain after conflicting accounts from authorities and Meyers' family about what initially was characterized as a road rage attack.

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