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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 JO-ANNA WALLACE & LEE MIDDLEMASS

Thursday, 17 October, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland imposed custodial sentences on Jo-Anna Wallace and Lee Middlemass after they pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of cocaine.

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HMA v JAMES KILDAY

Wednesday, 16 October, 2013
Sentencing Statements

On 15 October at the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland imposed an extended sentence on James Kilday after he pled guilty to the attempted murder of Joseph Timmins. The custodial part of this sentence is 9 years followed by an extension period of 3 years.

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HMA v KEIRYN NISBET.

Friday, 11 October, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Judge Ritchie sentenced Kieryn Nibet to life imprisonent with a punishement part of 18 years after he was found guilty of the murder of Ronnie Simpson

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HMA v MARK JOHN JOSEPH FOSTER

Thursday, 10 October, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen Lord Stewart sentenced Mark Foster to nine years imprisonment after he pled guilty to the culpable homicide of Glen John Miller in New Pitsligo, near Fraserburgh.

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PF v Peter Fitzpatrick, James McFeeley, and Mark Phillips

Wednesday, 9 October, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court Sheriff Brian Murphy sentenced each of the accused to 6 months imprisonment after they were found guilty of fraud.

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