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August 30, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Catherine Hoggle Is Expected Back in Court on Aug. 31 (VIDEO)

The mental competency of Catherine Hoggle is expected to be discussed in a Rockville district courtroom Thursday morning. It’s been almost three years since the 30-year-old mother was charged with hindering, neglect and obstruction in the case of her missing children, Sarah (6) And Jacob (5). Since her arrest on the misdemeanor charges, she has […]

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July 6, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hoggle Remains Incompetent to Stand Trial, but ‘Restorable’ (VIDEO)

Catherine Hoggle’s doctors determined that the woman, charged with hindering, neglect and obstruction in the case of her missing children, remains incompetent to stand trial and dangerous, her lawyers said in Montgomery County District Court on Thursday. The doctors do, however, find her restorable. Judge Zuberi Williams set another competency hearing for Aug. 31. Hoggle’s […]

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July 5, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Catherine Hoggle Is Due Back in Court Thursday

Catherine Hoggle is due back in a Rockville district courtroom July 6, for a status hearing. It’s been almost three years since the 30-year-old mother was charged with hindering, neglect and obstruction in the case of her missing children, Sarah (6) And Jacob (5). Since her arrest, Hoggle has been treated for mental health issues at […]

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June 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Judge Denies Bail for 3 Defendants Accused of Killing 2 Northwest High School Students

Three defendants charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of conspiracy to commit murder are being held with no bail after a Monday district court hearing before Judge John Moffett. The defendants are accused in the June 5 slayings of Shadi Najjar (17) and Artem Ziberov (18). Edgar Garcia-Gaona, Jose Ovilson Canales-Yanez […]

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May 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Judge Patricia Mitchell Named District Administrative Judge in Montgomery County, Effective July 1st

Montgomery County District Judge Patricia Mitchell has been named Administrative Judge for District 6 (Montgomery County) of the District Court of Maryland. She begins her new role on July 1, following the retirement of District Administrative Judge Eugene Wolfe. Mitchell knows Montgomery County well. “It is a unique honor to serve Montgomery County because this […]

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April 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Defense Attorney Waives Preliminary Hearing for 18-Year-Old Defendant Charged with Rape at Rockville High School (VIDEO)

In a Rockville District courtroom today, defense attorney David Hollenberg waived a preliminary hearing for Henry Sanchez, the 18-year-old defendant accused of raping a student at Rockville High School on March 16. Outside the courthouse, Hollenberg explained that the defense team is waiting for more discovery from prosecutors. “We understand the state’s attorney’s office will […]

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April 3, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Judge Sets Catherine Hoggle’s Next Court Hearing for July 6 (VIDEO)

Catherine Hoggle, the 30-year-old mother of missing Sarah (6) and Jacob (4) Hoggle, is making progress towards competency at the state psychiatric hospital where she is being treated but remains not competent to stand trial, according to her attorney David Felsen. It’s been over two years since Hoggle was charged by Montgomery County police officers […]

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April 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Catherine Hoggle is Expected Back in Court on Monday

A doctor’s report about the competency of Catherine Hoggle is expected to be discussed at a hearing in a Rockville district courtroom on Monday morning. Hoggle, the 30-year-old mother charged with neglect, obstruction and hindering in the case of her two missing children, Sarah (6) and Jacob (4), has been treated for mental health issues […]

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March 31, 2017 | Sonya Burke

17-Year-Old Rape Suspect Appears in District Court on Friday (VIDEO)

One of the two suspects charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in a bathroom on March 16, at Rockville High School, appeared in District Court on Friday in Rockville. During the preliminary hearing for the 17-year-old suspect, prosecutors asked Judge Eugene Wolfe to continue the case for one week because of new evidence. Defense attorneys […]

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December 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Governor Hogan Appoints Koch, Sabett and Gelber to District Court

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced the appointments of Sherri Koch, Marina Sabett, and Rand Gelber to the Montgomery County District Court. The governor’s appointments were made after reviewing submissions from the judicial nominating commission. “After conducting a thorough and comprehensive vetting process, I am honored to appoint Ms. Koch, Ms. Sabett, and Mr. Gelber […]

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