Homicide

New charge filed against 19-year-old already held in Las Vegas mom neighborhood slaying case

  • FILE - In this March 31, 2015, file photo, Erich Milton Nowsch Jr., left, appears in court in Las Vegas. Nowsch, 19, who is awaiting trial on murder and other charges in the shooting death of a Las Vegas mother of four is being hit with a separate felony charge alleging that he held a knife to the throat of a 13-year-old boy. Prosecutors filed a battery with a weapon charge Monday, April 6. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

    FILE - In this March 31, 2015, file photo, Erich Milton Nowsch Jr., left, appears in court in Las Vegas. Nowsch, 19, who is awaiting trial on murder and other charges in the shooting death of a Las Vegas mother of four is being hit with a separate felony charge alleging that he held a knife to the throat of a 13-year-old boy. Prosecutors filed a battery with a weapon charge Monday, April 6. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This March 31, 2015, file photo Erich Milton Nowsch Jr. appears in court in Las Vegas. Nowsch, 19, who is awaiting trial on murder and other charges in the shooting death of a Las Vegas mother of four is being hit with a separate felony charge alleging that he held a knife to the throat of a 13-year-old boy. Prosecutors on Monday filed a battery with a weapon charge Monday, April 6. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

    FILE - This March 31, 2015, file photo Erich Milton Nowsch Jr. appears in court in Las Vegas. Nowsch, 19, who is awaiting trial on murder and other charges in the shooting death of a Las Vegas mother of four is being hit with a separate felony charge alleging that he held a knife to the throat of a 13-year-old boy. Prosecutors on Monday filed a battery with a weapon charge Monday, April 6. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)  (The Associated Press)

A 19-year-old awaiting trial on murder and other charges in the shooting death of a Las Vegas mother of four is being hit with a separate felony charge alleging that he held a knife to the throat of a 13-year-old boy.

Prosecutors on Monday filed a battery with a weapon charge alleging that Erich Milton Nowsch Jr. used a black-handled folding knife to threaten the boy during a Feb. 15 street confrontation witnessed by the boy's sister and two other girls.

A police report alleges the threat happened three days after 44-year-old Tammy Meyers was mortally wounded in what authorities first called a road-rage case.

Prosecutors now say Meyers' death may have resulted from a tragic chain of coincidences, including fears by Nowsch that someone was following him.