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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.  If you would like to receive these as soon as they are issued sign up for RSS feeds.

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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.

HMA v DANIEL LEVI STERLING

Friday, 20 January, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen Lord Uist sentenced Daniel Sterling to eight years in prison after he pled guilty to supplying heroin and cocaine in Aberdeen.

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HMA v AISEA VUETIMAIDUBOU YARANAMUA

Friday, 20 January, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen Lord Uist sentenced Aisea Yaranamua to seven years in prison after he was found guilty of attempted rape.

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HMA v ROBERT SCOT GRACIE

Monday, 16 January, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen Lord Uist sentenced Robert Gracie to life in prison with a punishment part of 14 years after he pled guilty to the murder of James Tierney on 2 April 2011 in Pumpherston, West Lothan.

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HMA v GERARD MCGOUGAN

Friday, 13 January, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Matthews sentenced Gerard McGougan to five years and five months in prison after he pled guilty to causing death by careless driving on 16 October 2009 on Seafar Road, Cumbernauld.

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HMA v KIMBERLEY MARY HAINEY

Thursday, 12 January, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Woolman sentenced Kimberley Hainey to life imprisonment with a punishment part of fifteen years after she was found guilty of the murder of Declan Hainey.

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