7.29.2010

TS - Man suspected of murdering child in Blue Lake arraigned; due back in court next month

Man suspected of murdering child in Blue Lake arraigned; due back in court next month
Leon Alyious Bigleggins was arraigned in Humboldt County Court Wednesday, less than one week after the death of Dylan Blount-Chambers.

Bigleggins, 25, faces charges of first degree murder, assault on a child and felony child abuse, all stemming from the death of four-year-old Dylan, the oldest son of a mother of three. Dylan was taken to the hospital by his grandmother last Saturday after she discovered him having difficulty breathing.

After failed attempts to resuscitate the boy, he was pronounced dead at Mad River Community Hospital. The next day, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office arrested Bigleggins, after detectives served a search warrant at a house on Sabertooth Road near Titlow Hill. The home was where Dylan's grandmother, Donna Blount, lived with Bigleggins, who was believed to be in a relationship with her.

Dylan had been staying at the home for a few weeks, and was often under the supervision of Bigleggins. Humboldt County Coroner Dave Parris said the initial autopsy for the body was completed yesterday and would be awaiting a final report from the doctor.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Bigleggins on August 10. His bail was set at $1 million.