January hearing set for Reno couple accused of murdering girl

Tyler and Averyauna Anderson mugshots courtesy Sacramento PD/Washoe County jail
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RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada judge has tentatively set a preliminary hearing for January for a Reno couple accused of murder in the death of the man's 5-year-old, malnourished daughter.

Defense attorney Marc Picker said Thursday Judge Pierre Hascheff set the two-day hearing for 24-year-old Tyler Anderson and his 23-year-old wife, Averyauna Anderson, for Jan. 24-25 in Reno Justice Court, subject to change.

Police say Tyler Anderson's daughter, Cali, was dead in an unkempt Reno apartment for a week before he rented a truck in May, placed the child's emaciated body in a duffel bag and stashed it in a storage unit in Sacramento.

Both Andersons have been charged with open murder, child neglect and destroying evidence. They're being held without bail.

Picker told The Associated Press he's still gathering information but "there's a lot more facts that people are not aware of yet."