Judge Continues Hearing for Defendant Charged in Child’s Death

A DC Superior Court judge continued a hearing for a defendant accused of killing her 11-month-old child.

Tyra Anderson, 28, is charged with first-degree cruelty to children and first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Makenzie Anderson

According to court documents, on Feb. 6, 2020, Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to a local hospital after an administrator there called 911 to report that a deceased 11-month-old was brought to the emergency room in a private vehicle with signs of abuse. A doctor ruled the cause of death to be blunt force to the head.

Judge James Crowell continued the Aug. 23 hearing to Oct. 18.