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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 JOHN JAMES DAVIS

Wednesday, 2 July, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lady Rae sentenced John Davis to life imprisonment for the murder of Hazel North. The punishment part was fixed at 20 years.

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HMA v AHMED YAZDANPARAST

Monday, 30 June, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At Glasgow High Court today, 30 June 2014, Lady Wise sentenced Ahmed Yazdanparast to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 19 years after he was convicted of the murder of his ex-wife Adieh.

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HMA v MICHAEL VOUDOURI

Friday, 27 June, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At Edinburgh High Court today, 27 June 2014, Lord Tyre sentenced Michael Voudouri to a total of 11-and-a-half years imprisonment after he pled guilty to laundering of the proceeds of a VAT fraud and breach of bail.

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HMA v DAVID ROBERTSON

Monday, 23 June, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 23 June 2014, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced David Robertson to a total of 15 years and four months imprisonment after he was convicted of 25 charges of sexual offences dating back to 1975.

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HMA v MOHAMUD MOHAMUD and others

Friday, 13 June, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 13 June 2014, Mohamud Mohamud, Cadil Huseen and Hussein Ali were each sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Mohamed Abdi.

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