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Prosecutors Will Not Challenge Hoggle Incompetency Finding


By Kevin O’Rourke

In November a psychiatric evaluation of Catherine Hoggle, the mother of two toddlers missing since September, found her to not be mentally competent to stand trial, and this week Montgomery County prosecutors said they would not challenge that opinion.

According to a Washington Post report, Montgomery County States Attorney John McCarthy was planning to file legal papers today, asking District Court Judge Eugene Wolfe to make the November opinion an official finding.

Hoggle, 28, a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, abducted her two children Jacob, 2, and Sarah, 4, in September and eluded police for a week until she was captured without the children. She has refused to divulge the whereabouts of the children to authorities or her family. She is currently being held at the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center in Howard County, which is where she was evaluated and determined to be incompetent to stan