The Latest: January murder hearing for Reno couple

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RENO, Nev. (AP) - The Latest on a Reno couple accused of murder in the death of the man's 5-year-old, malnourished daughter (all times local):

3:10 p.m.

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."

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7:20 a.m.

A bail hearing was scheduled Thursday for a Nevada man facing a murder charge after police say he drove his 5-year-old daughter's emaciated corpse to California and stashed it in a storage unit in May.

Police say 24-year-old Tyler Anderson's malnourished daughter, Cali, was dead in an unkempt Reno apartment for a week before he rented a truck, placed the child's body in a duffel bag inside a blue plastic drum and then left it in the rental unit in Sacramento 130 miles (209 kilometers) away.

Anderson and his wife, Averyauna, 23, have been charged with open murder, child neglect and destroying or concealing evidence.

Police say the couple left Cali's remains in a friend's storage unit on May 11. The unit's owner became suspicious about the boxes they left behind and called Sacramento police a few days later.

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Eds: This version corrects the lead and headlines of an early version that indicated the hearing was set for next month. It's scheduled in January.

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