Unrestorable

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Subscribers: 233
Reviews: 2
Episodes: 10

Mr. Sensible
 Dec 13, 2023
Very well done! A real eye opener into a judicial system that disregards all common sense and has pushed mental wacko defenses to the extreme. This society is falling victim to it's obsession with " not my fault" nonsense.

No
 Oct 31, 2023
This is one of those bad true crime podcasts that is trying to drum up sensationalism for profit. The fact that the woman they are attacking is schizoaffective and murdered her children is tragic, and should make us question how our society can better protect and care for mothers so that we can ensure their children thrive. Instead, we are treated to an angry man who wants to see his ex fry. Understandable on his part, but terrible journalism on the part of the creator.

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In September 2014, 3-year-old Sarah and 2-year-old Jacob were last seen in the care of their mother, Catherine Hoggle, in Maryland. Sarah and Jacob have never been found. After disappearing for several days, Catherine was arrested and ultimately charged with the children’s murder. Catherine was declared not competent to stand trial shortly after and has been committed to a psychiatric facility until her competency can be restored.

But plenty of people - including some of Catherine’s own family members - have suggested she’s faking incompetence, convinced it’s her path out of prison.

Sarah and Jacob’s dad, Troy, and his wife, Stephanie, continue to search for the kids, desperate for both answers and justice. And now, the clock is ticking. Maryland law requires dismissal of murder charges against a defendant found incompetent to stand trial after the expiration of five years. This means that Catherine could be on the verge of release. Troy, Stephanie and their lawyer, Matt—along with police and prosecutors—are racing to stop that from happening.

In addition to a compelling and tragic personal narrative, this case raises broader issues about mental health and the justice system and the unintended consequences of well-intentioned laws. Journalists Sarah Treleaven and Beth Karas examine a father’s quest for justice and one key question that overshadows this case: Can you really fake being incompetent and get away with murder?


Episode Date
Introducing: The Idaho Massacre Season 2
Jun 12, 2024
Episode 8 – Justice
Nov 15, 2023
Episode 7 – Lost
Nov 08, 2023
Episode 6 – The Decision
Nov 01, 2023
Episode 5 – The Ticking Clock
Oct 25, 2023
Episode 4 – Faking It?
Oct 18, 2023
Episode 3 – Incompetent
Oct 11, 2023
Episode 2 – Missing
Oct 04, 2023
Episode 1 – Crisis
Oct 04, 2023
Introducing: Unrestorable
Sep 27, 2023