Minden, Nev. — A preliminary hearing was set for March 13 for a father accused in the death of his infant daughter.
Trent Getty’s attorney, Maria Pence, appeared on his behalf in East Fork Justice Court. Getty waived his appearance in the case. He is denying the charge of first-degree murder.
The preliminary hearing will determine if a crime was committed and if prosecutors have sufficient evidence to hold Getty for trial.
Getty has been in custody since Jan. 10, when he was arrested in a Sacramento bus station after a warrant was issued in connection with the death of 2-month-old Ava.
Pence and Jamie Henry have been appointed to represent Getty.
Getty brought Ava to Carson Valley Medical Center early on Jan. 7. She was unresponsive.