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Sentencing Statements

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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 RACHEL MARGARET COWLEY

Friday, 30 September, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Bannatyne imposed an extended sentence of ten years on Rachel Cowley after she pled guilty to the culpable homicide of her daughter Isabelle Erin Cowley. The sentence consists of a custodial term of five years and six months and an extended period of four years and six months.

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HMA v PAUL HARRIGAN & others

Wednesday, 28 September, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Tyre sentenced Paul Harrigan, Russell McCulley, Jillian McFadyen and Janelle McCulley in connection with the culpable homicide of Raymond Crighton.

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HMA v ISRAR UL HAQ JAVID

Wednesday, 28 September, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist sentenced Israr Ul Haq Javid to five years imprisonment after he was found guilty of tax evasion.

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HMA v RITA HEYSTER

Friday, 23 September, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Brailsford sentenced Rita Heyster to four years and six months imprisonment after she was found guilty of attempting to defeat the ends of justice in relation to the death of Carol Jarvis.

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HMA v BRIAN LINDSAY

Tuesday, 20 September, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Brodie sentenced Brian Lindsay to six years imprisonment after he pled guilty to the culpable homicide of Andrew Campbell on 14 December 2010 in Abbotsford Drive, Larkhall.

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Summaries of Court Opinions

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In certain cases the judgment reached by the court may be of wider public interest. In these cases a summary of the court’s Opinion is produced and published along with a link to the full Opinion.

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