Hoggle Still Incompetent to Face Charges in Disappearance of Her Children (PHOTOS)
Montgomery County District Court Judge Eugene Wolfe said a recent report from Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center, where Hoggle is being treated for mental illness, stated that the mother has made “some improvement” but is still incompetent to stand trial for the two charges of child neglect and obstructing and hindering a police investigation. Wolfe set a July 10 trial date.
Hoggle appeared in court Thursday, her hands handcuffed and legs shackled looking “softer” than she has since she was first arrested in September in the disappearance of her two children in Clarksburg, according to family members who attended the status hearing.
Troy Turner, father of missing Sarah, 4 and Jacob, 2 said Hoggle did appear to be medicated during the court appearance. His sister, Raelane Turner, told MyMCMedia Hoggle seemed “softer” and “more emotional” during the nearly 30-minute appearance. She called out to Hoggle at the end of the hearing.
“You can call me any time,” Raelane Turner yelled out.
Wolfe noted that when a report from Perkins finds Hoggle to be competent to stand trial for the charges, he expects to immediately put the case on the court docket. Hoggle’s attorney David Felsen said his client is undergoing another round of diagnostic testing. He was unsure when that testing would be completed. According to Wolfe, Hoggle has already served the time she would be sentenced to if she were to be found guilty on the charges she currently faces.
State’s Attorney John McCarthy, who became emotional as he addressed reporters after the hearing, said that his office expects to make additional charges against Hoggle and may use a grand jury in that effort.
“Right now we are in a holding pattern,” McCarthy said.
As attorneys wrangled over legal matters in the case Thursday morning, Hoggle stared forward making no eye contact with her family members in the courtroom.
Outside the courthouse, the Turner family, restated their belief that the missing children are alive.
UPDATED Catherine Hoggle appeared in front of District Court Judge Holly Reed, III on Sept. 27th for a status hearing in Rockville. It was the first time she had been in court since June. During the Tuesday hearing, Reed reported that doctors at Clifton T. Perkins State Hospital have evaluated Hoggle and determined that she […]
The competency of Catherine Hoggle is scheduled to be discussed at a status hearing in District Court on Tuesday morning in Rockville. Hoggle has been treated for mental health issues at Clifton T. Perkins State Hospital for the past two years. She is the last known person to have seen her children, Sarah and Jacob […]
The father of two missing children has launched an online petition on the Change.org website. The focus of the petition, Troy Turner said, “is simply bringing my kids home.” It will be two years next month since his young daughter and son, Jacob and Sarah Hoggle, disappeared from their Clarksburg home. Their mother, Catherine Hoggle, […]
It’s been almost two years since siblings Sarah and Jacob Hoggle disappeared from their Clarksburg home in September of 2014. Their mother, Catherine Hoggle, is the last known person to have seen the two children, and she has been charged by police with neglect, obstruction and hindering. She has been found incompetent to stand trial, […]
With her long hair pulled back and wearing eyeglasses, a handcuffed Catherine Hoggle was brought inside a Rockville district courtroom on June 28th for a status hearing in the case of her missing children, Sarah and Jacob. She glanced back towards her mother who was sitting in the third row at least once during the […]
UPDATED Catherine Hoggle is expected to appear in district court for a status hearing on June 28th in Rockville. Hoggle is the last known person to have seen her missing children, Sarah and Jacob, before they disappeared from their Clarksburg home in September of 2014. She remains at Clifton T. Perkins State Hospital where she […]
Lindsey Hoggle, the mother of Catherine Hoggle and the grandmother of missing Sarah and Jacob Hoggle, has written a letter to The Washington Post about mental illness and incarceration. Her daughter, Catherine Hoggle, is being treated for mental health issues at Clifton T. Perkins State Hospital in Jessup, Maryland. Catherine is believed to be last […]
Judge Eugene Wolfe has denied a request by state prosecutors to hire a psychiatrist to conduct an independent competency evaluation of Catherine Hoggle, according to court documents posted online by The Washington Post. “The defendant is being evaluated by a team of medical professionals at Clifton T. Perkins State Hospital and their opinion of the […]
State’s Attorney John McCarthy said he is preparing for the upcoming April 25th competency hearing in the case of Catherine Hoggle. Hoggle is the last known person to have seen her missing children, Sarah and Jacob, before they disappeared in Sept. of 2014. She continues to receive treatment for mental health issues at Clifton T. […]
In this MyMCMedia Extra, Troy Turner says he appreciates the community’s support and interest in the case of his two children who disappeared from their Clarksburg home in Sept. of 2014. He said it means a lot to him that people still care. Turner said he hopes to get an age progressed photo of the […]