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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 MALCOLM JOHN WEBSTER

Tuesday, 5 July, 2011
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Bannatyne sentenced Malcolm Webster to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 30 years after he was found guilty of the murder of his wife Claire Morris in 1994.

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HMA v DARREN ALEXANDER JACKSON SMITH

Tuesday, 28 June, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Judge Rae QC sentenced Darren Smith to detention for life with a punishment part of 19 years after he was found guilty of the murder of George Mathieson on the 10 November 2010 at Howieshill Road, Cambuslang, Glasgow.

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HMA V MARTIN STEWART

Thursday, 23 June, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Turnbull sentenced Martin Stewart to five years and three months in prison after he pled guilty to the culpable homicide of Craig Kirkwood at Irvine Beach Park on the 26 June 2010.

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HMA V INETA DZINGUVIENE

Thursday, 9 June, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Judge Beckett sentenced Ineta Dzinguviene to life imprisonment after she was found guilty of murdering her son on the 12 April 2010 in Fraserburgh. The punishment part of the sentence was fixed at 15 years.

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HMA v WILLIAM STUART CRAWFORD

Wednesday, 8 June, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Dumbarton Lord Uist imposed a life sentence on William Stuart Crawford after he was found guilty of the murder of Scott Adams in Clydebank on 18 July 2010. The punishment part of the sentence was set at 18 years.

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