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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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Procurator Fiscal, Paisley v Laura Houston

Thursday, 15 September, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At Paisley Sheriff Court today, 15 September 2016, Sheriff Colin Pattigrew imposed a Community Payback Order on Laura Houston after the accused was convicted of assaulting children in her care at a nursery.

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HMA v Caroline Greig

Wednesday, 14 September, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lady Carmichael sentenced Caroline Greig to 3 years and 9 months in prison after she pled guilty to the sexual abuse of a six year old boy.

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HMA v Steven McLachlan

Wednesday, 14 September, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lady Carmichael sentenced Steven McLachlan to 3 years and 9 months in prison after he pled guilty on an art and part basis to the sexual abuse of a six year old boy.

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HMA v Erhan Havaleoglu

Tuesday, 13 September, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 13 September, Judge Johnston sentenced Erhan Havaleoglu to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 20 years after the accused was found guilty of murdering his estranged wife.

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HMA v John Bowman Kennedy

Monday, 5 September, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 5 September, Lord Pentland sentenced John Bowman Kennedy to an extended sentence of 11 years with eight years as the punishment part after he pled guilty to violent assault and rape.

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