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In cases where there is public interest or where the sentence may be complicated or controversial, the judge may decide to make the sentencing statement more widely available. You can read the judge’s full statement here once sentence has been passed.

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HMA v JOSEPH KEARINS

Tuesday, 4 June, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lady Scott sentenced Joseph Kearins to a 12 year extended sentence with a punishment part of 8 years imprisonment, after he pled guilty to the culpable homicide of Jordan Maguire in Glasgow on 11 October 2012.

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HMA v ARCHIBALD McKAY

Thursday, 30 May, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lady Scott sentenced Archibald McKay to 9 years in prison after he was convicted of the attempted murder of Rashid Ali on 27 August 2012 in Glasgow.

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HMA v JAMES SMITH

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen Lord Pentland sentenced James Smith to 10 years imprisonment after he pled guilty to sexual abuse and rape.

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HMA v ARCHIBALD DICKSON

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lady Scott sentenced Archibald Dickson to 4 years and 4 months in prison after he pled guilty to causing death by dangerous driving on 16 June 2012.

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HMA v WILLIAM ALEXANDER WOOD

Monday, 27 May, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Stewart sentenced William Wood to 22 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of the sexual and physical abuse of three children between 1970 and 1991.

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