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A Montgomery County District Court Judge ruled Thursday that Catherine Hoggle, the mother of two children that went missing over two years ago and charged with neglect, obstruction and hindering, is still not competent to stand trial.

Judge Zuberi Williams’ ruling keeps with previous rulings that Hoggle, who is a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, is not competent to stand trial, and is still too dangerous to be released from the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center in Jessup.

In Maryland, a person has three years to be deemed competent to stand trial, before the state deems him or her permanently incompetent.

Police originally charged Hoggle in September of 2014 after her two children, Jacob Hoggle, 2, and Sarah Hoggle, 3, disappeared. Hoggle, 30, is charged with two counts of neglect of a minor, two counts of detaining a child and one count of obstructing and hindering a law enforcement officer.

Williams ruled that Hoggle is still restorable and potentially could stand trial if her condition improves. She will appear again court for another status hearing August 31.

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