Cory Bigsby’s pre-trial hearing is rescheduled

Posted at 4:57 PM, September 20, 2022 and last updated 1:03 PM, June 14, 2023

By Angela Bohon

HAMPTON, Va. (WTKR) – Cory Bigsby was scheduled to be in Hampton, Virginia court Tuesday afternoon for a pre-trial hearing. After about a half an hour, the judge rescheduled the hearing.

Bigsby faces multiple child neglect and endangerment charges. He joined through video teleconference.

Cory Bigsby (WTKR)

At the center of the discussion was whether attorneys had gone through the appropriate process to have F.B.I. agents in the courtroom to testify. The judge said the process had not been completed.

Bigsby’s attorney, Amina Matheny-Willard said she brought in another lawyer, Curtis Brown, to be the lead.

“With what the city of Hampton is doing, we are getting all the firepower we can get,” Matheny-Willard stated.

“We need those F.B.I. agents to be there in the case, so that’s why we have to have them, they were there the whole time,” said Brown.

FILE – Codi Bigsby (Hampton Police via WTKR)

Matheny-Willard says the charges are not related to Codi’s disappearance. However, at a June preliminary hearing, Bigsby’s family members told News 3 they felt that Codi’s disappearance has affected the process.

In Tuesday’s pre-trial motion, Bigsby’s legal team and the Hampton commonwealth’s attorney were expected to debate what evidence should be permitted in Bigsby’s trial scheduled for November 7.

The charges against Bigsby came about after his 4-year-old son, Codi Bigsby, was reported missing on January 31.

Codi has not been found.

The pre-trial hearing is now scheduled for October 13 at 1:00 p.m.

This story was originally published Sept. 20, 2022, by WTKR in Norfolk, VA, an E.W. Scripps Company.