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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 ROBERT WEMYSS & MARTIN SMART

Friday, 15 March, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Dumbarton Lord Stewart sentenced Martin Smart and Robert Wemyss in connection with the attempted murder of three police officers in Aberdeen in July 2012. Robert Wemyss was given an extended sentence of 15 years, and Martin Smart was sentenced to one year imprisonment.

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HMA v RICHARD SUTTON HOUSLEY & CAROLINE JANE LAING

Monday, 4 March, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Tyre imposed custodial sentences on Richard Housley and Caroline Laing after they were found guilty of committing fraud.

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HMA v SHANIECE DOBSON

Monday, 25 February, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Boyd of Duncansby imposed an extended sentence of 11 years on Shaniece Dobson after she was found guilty of the culpable homicide of Sean Martin on 25 February 2012 in Coatbridge.

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HMA v DOUGLAS CALDER

Friday, 22 February, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Stewart sentenced Douglas Calder to 18 months imprisonment and a driving ban of four years after he was found guilty of causing William Webber’s death by careless driving on 15 April 2011 in Aberdeenshire.

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HMA v RICHARD GREEN

Thursday, 21 February, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Judge O'Grady sentence Richard Green to 3 years in prison after he pled guilty to the culpable homicide of his son John Paul Mulligan Green on 7 January 2012.

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