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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 KEVIN WILLIAM MILNE

Monday, 9 January, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen Lord Uist sentenced Kevin Milne to four years and six months in prison afrer he pled guilty to causing death by dangerous driving on 5 April 2010.

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HMA V JAMES STEPHEN WHITSON

Wednesday, 14 December, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland sentenced James Whitson to ten years in prison after he was found guilty of the culpable homicide of Vikki McGovern on the19/20 September 2008 in Edinburgh.

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HMA v Richard Sinclair

Tuesday, 13 December, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At Edinburgh Sheriff Court Sheriff McIntyre sentenced Richard Sinclair to 12 months in prison after he pled guilty to attacking and killing a dog.

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HMA v SHAUN DIVIN and JORDAN McGINLEY

Monday, 12 December, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At Dundee Sheriff Court Sheriff Munro sentenced Shaun Divin and Jordan McGinley to periods of detention after they pled guilty to breach of the peace and inciting others to riot.

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HMA v DARYN MAXWELL & BARRY SMITH

Wednesday, 7 December, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Perth Lady Dorrian sentenced Daryn Maxwell to life imprisonment after he pled guilty to the murder of Reamonn Gormley on 1 February 2011 in Blantyre. The punishment part was set at 19 years. Barry Smith was given an extended sentence of eight years and three months.

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