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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 JOSEPH MULLEN

Friday, 21 September, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Matthews sentenced Joseph Mullen to life imprisonment after he pled guilty to murdering Gary Wallace in Fife on 18th March 2012. The punishment part of the sentence was set at 14 years.

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HMA v GEORGE MCFARLANE CAMERON

Friday, 14 September, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland imposed an order for lifelong restriction on George McFarlane Cameron after he pled guilty to a sexual offence. The punishment part was fixed at four years.

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HMA v CHRISTOPHER GRENFELL

Thursday, 30 August, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Burns sentenced Christopher Grenfell to life impisonment after he was found gulty of the murder of James Simpson on 29 November 2011. The punishment part was fixed at 17 years.

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HMA v NASSERDINE MENNI

Monday, 27 August, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Matthews sentenced Nasserdine Menni to seven years in prison after he was found guilty of a number of offences.

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HMA v DEAN JAMES MCKINNEY

Tuesday, 21 August, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen Lord Doherty sentenced Dean McKinney to five years in prison after he was found guilty of rape.

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