12/12/2012 12:57 EST | Updated 02/11/2013 05:12 EST

Calgary couple facing murder charge in girl's death appears in court

CALGARY - A father and stepmother accused of killing their six-year-old daughter have appeared briefly in a Calgary court.

Spencer Jordan and Marie Magoon were charged earlier this fall with second-degree murder.

Meika Jordan died in November 2011 of blunt-force trauma to the head and abdomen.

Police have said the family told them at the time that the girl was hurt when she fell down the stairs.

The Crown says it will be handing the defence a file with thousands of pages.

Both accused are to return to court on Jan. 7.