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Motion to reconsider bond for Cory Bigsby denied

Cory Bigsby, who is the father of missing 4-year-old Codi, has been in jail since February on charges of felony child neglect, unrelated to his son's disappearance.

HAMPTON, Va. — A judge denied the father of a missing Hampton boy a motion to reconsider bond for the third time.

Cory Bigsby, the father of missing 4-year-old Codi, has been in jail since February on seven charges of felony child neglect that are unrelated to his son's disappearance.

His new attorney, Amina Matheny-Willard, filed a motion listing more than 20 reasons why she thinks bond should be reconsidered.

Among them: Hampton police admitting investigators ignored Bigsby's requests for an attorney. She also said prosecutors "grossly overcharged" Bigsby with seven counts of neglect.

Bigsby reported his son Codi missing on January 31. The Hampton Police Division has not released any recent updates on the disappearance case.

A man, who said he is Bigsby’s cousin, said Monday's ruling was disappointing. 

“I am feeling messed up inside," he said. "God got a plan for everything. And like I tell Cory, this walk is between you and God, can’t nobody else walk this walk for you.”

The cousin thanked people who are still helping search for the little boy. He said he’s hopeful they’ll find Codi safe and sound. 

"I am always going to believe he is alive, until I see his body to say otherwise," he said.

Cory Bigsby will continue to stay in custody until his next court appearance, which is set for June 13.

Bigsby's attorney said she immediately filed an appeal after the hearing on Monday.

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