UPDATE: Catherine Hoggle charged with first-degree murder

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Catherine Hoggle could have been released Friday from a mental hospital where she’s been treated for the past three years, but instead, she’s facing first-degree murder charges. 
 
Hoggle was the last person known to have seen her children, Sarah and Jacob, before they disappeared.
 
Hoggle was originally charged with detaining a child, neglect of a minor and obstructing and hindering justice. Each of those counts were misdemeanors with limits on how long she can be held without a trial.
 
She’s been deemed incompetent to stand trial, but doctors said she is restorable. 
 
“I almost vomited; to hear the word murder is too much in itself. Yet, it’s moving things forward, and I’m praying it makes her tell where they are,” said Debbie Beckward, Grandmother of Sarah and Jacob. 
 
The state has received more than a dozen competency reports from Hoggle’s doctors in the past three years. 
 
 
A mother, who is the last person known to have seen her children before they disappeared, was up for release today from the mental hospital where she was being held, but now, there are new charges against her. 
 
Three years ago, Catherine Hoggle and her two children Sarah and Jacob went missing. Days later, police found Hoggle walking alone in Germantown. She was arrested and refused to tell anyone where her children were.
 
Until today, she’d been charged with two counts of detaining a child, two counts of neglect of a minor and one count of obstructing and hindering justice. Each of those counts were misdemeanors with limits on how long she can be held without a trial. 
 
For the past three years, doctors have repeatedly said that Hoggle is incompetent to stand trial. 
 
Now, prosecutors are expected to charge her with two counts of murder.
 
Hoggle appeared in court in Montgomery County Court at 1:30 p.m. Friday.
 
 
A mother who is the last known person to have seen her children before they disappeared was in court Thursday. 
 
Catherine Hoggle was once again deemed incompetent to stand trial.
 
In September, it will have been three years since her children Sarah and Jacob went missing.
 
Her attorney, David Felsen, filed a motion Thursday to dismiss the pending charges. The judge ordered one last hearing to be held on Sept. 15, where he will make a decision on the motion to dismiss the charges. 
 
“We understand the significance of the case. We understand how hard it is for everyone, but the mental health issues, as I think everybody acknowledges, are profound,” said Felsen.
 
Hoggle is charged with two counts of detaining a child, two counts of neglect of a minor and one count of obstructing and hindering justice. 
 
 
A mother, who is the last known person to see her children before they disappeared, was in Montgomery County District Court Thursday morning. 
 
Catherine Hoggle was once again deemed incompetent to stand trial; doctors said she’s dangerous, but she is restorable. 
 
Hoggle was charged with two counts of neglect of a minor, two counts of detaining a child and one count of obstructing and hindering justice.
 
Her children Sarah and Jacob disappeared in September of 2014.
 
Hoggle has been kept at Clifton T. Perkins Medical Center in Jessup for more than two years.  
 
“If somebody is found incompetent, that tolls that time. We need to keep having the evaluations, because, if somebody is competent, then the case needs to be resolved,” said Hoggle’s Attorney David Felsen.
 
Hoggle is set to have another competency hearing on Aug. 31. 
 
 
A woman who was supposedly the last person to see her children before they disappeared was in Montgomery County District Court Monday. 
 
Catherine Hoggle was once again found incompetent to stand trial.
 
Hoggle has been charged with two counts of neglect of a minor, two counts of detaining a child and one count of obstructing and hindering justice, which are all misdemeanors.
 
She was reportedly the last person known to have seen her children, Sarah and Jacob, before they disappeared in September of 2014.
 
She’s had several competency hearings before, and each one found her incompetent to stand trial. 
 
“It’s just frustrating. One of the most frustrating things is that my kids have no voice here, and they’re the victims,” said Troy Turner, Sarah and Jacob’s father. 
 
Officials said, legally, after three years of being found incompetent, the charges must be dropped.
 
Hoggle is set to appear in court again in April for another competency hearing. 

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