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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 PATRICK RAE

Friday, 3 June, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Tyre imposed a life sentence on Patrick Rae after he was found guilty of the murder and rape of Mary McLaren in Dundee between the 25 February and 10 March 2010. The punishment part of the sentence was set at 20 years.

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HMA v TONY KEITH ELLIS

Friday, 27 May, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Tyre imposed a three year probation order on Tony Keith Ellis after he pled guilty to the attempted murder of his wife on 26 September 2010.

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HMA v NABEEL YUSUF KHAN

Tuesday, 24 May, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Matthews sentenced Nabeel Yusuf Khan to five years and four months in prison after he pled guilty to the culpable homicide of Iffat Kamal on the 10 December 2008 at Simpson Court, Dundee.

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HMA V JAMES WEIR

Friday, 20 May, 2011
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Edinburgh Lady Smith imposed a probation order on James Weir after he pled guilty to attempted rape in 2002.

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HMA V DAVID STUART NISBET

Thursday, 19 May, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lady Smith sentenced David Nisbet to five years and eight months in prison after he pled guilty to causing death by dangerous driving on Waterfront Avenue, Edinburgh.

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