- Associated Press - Thursday, February 28, 2019

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Reno couple has waived a preliminary hearing on murder charges in the death of the man’s 5-year-old, malnourished daughter whose emaciated body was discovered in a California storage unit.

The hearing had been scheduled Thursday in Reno Justice Court to determine whether 24-year-old Tyler Anderson and his 23-year-old wife, Averyauna Anderson, should stand trial on charges of open murder, child neglect and destroying evidence.

Instead, the case will go directly to trial in Washoe County District Court. An arraignment is now scheduled March 12.

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

The Andersons haven’t entered a plea. They’re being held without bail.



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