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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 DONALD JOHN MAIN

Tuesday, 30 July, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist imposed an Order for Lifelong Restriction on Donald John Main with a punishment part of 18 months after he pled guilty to committing offences under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 between 5 December 2012 and 16 January 2013 in Elgin.

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HMA v SCOTT SNOWDEN & ROBERT JENNINGS

Thursday, 25 July, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Matthews sentenced Scott Snowden and Robert Jennings to life imprisonment for murder and attempted murder. The punishment parts were set at 33 years and 29 years respectively.

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HMA v JOHN JOSEPH MILLARKIE

Tuesday, 23 July, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist sentenced John Joseph Millarkie to 3 years 8 months imprisonment after he pled guilty to assault and attempted robbery on 17 February 2013 at Shetland Turf Accountants’ betting shop in Lerwick.

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HMA v PAUL MCNALLY

Tuesday, 23 July, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland imposed an extended sentence of 7 years 4 months on Paul McNally with a detention period of 3 years 4 months after he pled guilty to the rape of a 12 year old girl.

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HMA v JAMES MUNRO

Friday, 19 July, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist sentenced James Munro to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 20 years after he was found guilty of the murder of Kim Campbell in Elgin on 8 November 2012.

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