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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.

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HMA v OATIS FOWLER

Tuesday, 29 October, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland sentenced Oatis Fowler to 5 years 3 months detention after he pled guilty to assault and robbery in May 2013 in Glenrothes.

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HMA v CLIVE CARTER

Tuesday, 29 October, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Matthews sentenced Clive Carter to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 20 years after he was found guilty of the murder of Khanokporn Satjawat in Glasgow on 12 November 2012.

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HMA v PAUL MICHAEL BARRETT

Thursday, 24 October, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland sentenced Paul Barrett to five years and four months in prison after he pled guilty to sexual assault and rape of a child.

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HMA v JOHN SHORT

Tuesday, 22 October, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Armstrong sentenced John Short to 12 years imprisonment after he was convicted of the sexual abuse of three girls.

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HMA v ALEC LEE ALLAN

Tuesday, 22 October, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland imposed an extended sentence on Alec Lee Allan, with a custodial part of 4 years imprisonment and an extension period of 3 years, after he pled guilty to assault to severe injury and to the danger of life on 9 September 2012 in Aberdeen.

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