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Hoggle Remains Not Competent for Trial



Catherine Hoggle remains non-competent for trial and as such she can not face prosecution on the charges of child neglect and obstructing and hindering an investigation, according to doctors at the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center.

Hoggle was in Montgomery County District Court again on Monday 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.

Judge Margaret Schweitzer set a new competency status hearing for April 3, 2017. Hoggle was once again found to be not competent, and she continues to be a danger to herself and others and should remain on a no bond status. Hoggle’s attorney’s and doctors believe that the 30-year-old mother’s mental state can be restored to competency.