HAMPTON, Va. (Court TV/Scripps News Norfolk) — Cory Bigsby has been indicted on a murder charge in connection to the death of his son, 4-year-old Codi Bigsby who went missing last year.
Cory has been in custody since Feb. 2022, on charges of child abuse and neglect that were not related to Codi’s disappearance.
In March 2023, Bigsby was transferred from the Hampton Roads Regional Jail to Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg for a restoration process in hopes that it would help restore his mental capacity to be able to stand trial.
There have been multiple searches, false alarms and court dates since Codi’s disappearance.
Legal analyst Dr. Eric Claville spoke about the challenges of prosecuting a murder case with no body found.
“As long as there is enough circumstantial evidence of a jury to infer that the victim is dead and the defendant is guilty, then yes, a defendant can be charged and convicted of murder.”
But how will this play out in court?
“The prosecution feels they have enough evidence in order to prevent this information to the jury to come back with at least a verdict of guilty if not all charges, then definitely some,” Dr. Claville said.
This story was originally published by Scripps News Norfolk, an E.W. Scripps Company.