Hampton, Virginia (VA) – All Hampton District Court judges drop criminal negligence case Cory Bigsby, his lawyer told 10 on your side to the investigator.
Attorney Jeffrey Ambrose said he received a message from the Hampton District Court on Thursday morning. 10 On your side, investigators are working to find out why the judges have recused you, and will publish more information as we get it.
Biggsby was charged with the crime of neglecting children four days after he reported the disappearance of his 4-year-old son Cody to the Hampton Police Department. The agency launched a large-scale search operation involving several agencies, including the FBI, the Virginia Department of Emergency Situations and community volunteers. Cody is missing.
Bigsby is the prime suspect in Cody’s disappearance, although charges of child negligence have nothing to do with the 4-year-old’s case. They relate to alleged incidents in December and January in which Biggsby told police he left his four young children at home alone without being able to contact emergency services.
Bigsby remained in police custody from Jan. 31 until he was charged with negligence on Feb. 3. Hampton Police Chief Mark Talbat initially said Biggsby answered questions voluntarily and did not ask for a lawyer; however, Talbat told the public on Monday that new information revealed that Bigsby had asked a lawyer on Feb. 1, and that request was not complied with.