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Two Years After Capture Hoggle Remains Not Competent for Trial



More than two years after being captured in Germantown, after avoiding police in connection with the disappearance of her two young children, Catherine Hoggle remains non competent for trial, according to doctors at the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center.

Hoggle was in Montgomery County District Court Tuesday morning where she was once again deemed not competent to stand trial and participate in her defense on misdemeanor charges of child neglect and obstructing and hindering an investigation after going missing in Germantown with her two young children, Jacob, and Sarah, in September of 2014.

Hoggle has been at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center. The children remain missing, and Montgomery County Police and the Maryland State’s Attorney’s Office are continuing to pursue homicide charges against Hoggle, which will move the case from the District Court to the Circuit Court, but those charges have yet to be filed.

District Court Judge Holly D. Reed, III declared Hoggle not competent and continues to be a danger to herself and others and should remain on a no bond status. Judge Reed ordered another status hearing to be held on December 12.

Photo courtesy MCPD.


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