Hoggle Competency Hearing Set for Friday

Catherine Ashley Hoggle, who is charged with murdering her two young children, will have a hearing Friday morning to once again determine if she is competent enough to stand trial.

Her children, Sarah and Jacob Hoggle, were last seen in her care in 2014. Her children were two and three years old at the time of their disappearance.

If she is found not competent to stand trial by Dec. 1, the murder charge has to be dropped. Under Maryland law, charges must be dropped if a defendant is still considered incompetent to stand trial for five years. However, she still could be held in confinement.

Hoggle has been committed to the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center and has been receiving treatment since her arrest.

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