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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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For more information about how judges decide sentences and what sentences are available to them, see the Scottish Sentencing Council website.

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HMA v EWAN MACKAY

Tuesday, 1 February, 2011
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Paisley Judge Rita Rae QC imposed an order for lifelong restriction on Ewan Mackay after he pled guilty to assault and rape. The punishment part of the sentence will be 10 years.

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HMA v CHELSEA SPEIRS & KAYLEIGH MURRAY

Tuesday, 1 February, 2011
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland imposed an extended sentence of 10 years on Kayleigh Murray after she pled guilty to the culpable homicide of Paul Woods on the 28 July 2010 in Maryhill Road, Glasgow. Chelsea Speirs pled guilty to assault was sentenced to two years and three months.

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HMA v ANDREW OLIVER KINGSLEY

Friday, 28 January, 2011
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland imposed an order for lifelong restriction on Andrew Kingsley after he pled guilty to a number of sexual offences.

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HMA v THOMAS SHERIDAN

Wednesday, 26 January, 2011
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Glasgow Lord Bracadale sentenced Thomas Sheridan to three years imprisonment after he was found guilty of perjury.

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HMA v CHRISTOPHER ANDREW SOMERVILLE

Thursday, 20 January, 2011
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland imposed an extended sentence of twelve years on Christopher Somerville after he pled guilty to the culpable homicide of William Young at Mount Stewart Street, Carluke on 11 April 2010. The sentence is composed of a custodial term of 8 years followed by an extension period on licence of 4 years.

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