WCDA files murder charges against Reno couple for killing of 5-year-old girl in May

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Tyler and Averyauna Anderson, previously accused of child abuse in their 5-year-old daughter’s death, were both charged with open murder Thursday, November 1.

The Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks has announced that murder charges have been filed in Reno Justice Court against both defendants who were previously charged with felony child abuse.

Tyler Jermaine Anderson, 24, and Averyauna Cheyenne Anderson, 23, were arraigned on new charges, which allege the child’s death was deliberately caused by means of complications from undernourishment and/or malnourishment, according to the DA's Office.

If convicted, both suspects could be facing life without parole.


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