HMA v Ross Torrance

Thursday, 23 March, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 23 March 2017, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Ross Torrance to four years and eight months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to assault and robbery.

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HMA v Eric Francis Rafferty

Thursday, 23 March, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 23 March 2017, Lord Uist sentenced Eric Rafferty to 15 years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of repeated rape and sexual abuse of young girls.

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HMA v Daniel Cieslak

Friday, 17 March, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 17 March 2017, Lady Scott discharged Daniel Cieslak absolutely after the accused pled guilty to the rape of a 12-year-old girl.

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HMA v James McGowan

Wednesday, 15 March, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 15 March 2017, Lady Scott sentenced James McGowan to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 18 years after the accused was found guilty of the murder of Owen Brannigan.

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HMA v Aldis Minakovskis

Friday, 10 March, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 10 March 2017, Lord Uist sentenced Aldis Minakovskis to 13 years and eight months imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of the culpable homicide of Aigars Upenieks.

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Judges spend a great deal of time working on cases before and after court and have to do a lot of preparation for the day ahead. Read about a typical day for a judge.

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