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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 JAMES SNEDDON

Monday, 25 August, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 25 August 2014, Judge Morrison QC sentenced James Sneddon to a community payback order with 300 hours of unpaid work after he was convicted of causing death by careless driving.

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HMA v ROSDEEP ADEKOYA

Monday, 25 August, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 25 August 2014, Lord Glennie sentenced Rosdeep Adekoya to 11 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to culpable homicide of her three-year-old son, Mikaeel Kular.

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HMA v MARK BARCLAY aka FRASER

Wednesday, 20 August, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 20 August 2014, Lord Uist sentenced Mark Barclay aka Fraser to four years and six months imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to assaulting a former partner by strangling her.

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HMA v IAN DONALDSON

Tuesday, 19 August, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 19 August 2014, Lord Uist sentenced Ian Donaldson to six years’ imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to having been concerned in the supplying of heroin.

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HMA v THOMAS O’LEARY

Tuesday, 19 August, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 19 August 2014, Lord Uist sentenced Thomas O’Leary to a punishment part of five years’ imprisonment and imposed an order for lifelong restriction after he was convicted of assaulting two former girlfriends.

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