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HMA v FRANK MOORE

Tuesday, 25 October, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland sentenced Frank Moore to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of the murder of Stewart Taylor on 7 February at Chalmers Crescent, Edinburgh. The punishment part of the sentence was set at 22 years. Lord Pentland also imposed a sentence of 10 years imprisonment for the attempted murder of Lynsey Methven and 3 years for the charge of possessing a prohibited weapon.

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HMA v DAVID PETER STEWARDSON

Friday, 14 October, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At Edinburgh Sheriff Court Sheriff Crowe sentenced David Stewardson to 45 months in prison after he plead guilty to fraud.

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HMA v RAY ALEXANDER CURRIE

Wednesday, 5 October, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Tyre imposed an extended sentence of 7 years on Ray Currie after he pled guilty to charges of robbery and assault with intent to rob in Glasgow in April 2011.

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HMA v PETER MECHAN

Wednesday, 5 October, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lady Dorian sentenced Peter Mechan to two years and three months in prison after he pled guilty to causing death by careless driving. Lewis William Leslie was killed on the A198 Tranent to North Berwick Road on 11 August 2009.

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HMA v JAMIE ELLIS

Wednesday, 5 October, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Glennie sentenced Jamie Ellis to detention after he pled guilty to murdering Alami Gotip on the 25 May 2011 in Livingston. The punishment party was fixed at fifteen years.

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