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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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For more information about how judges decide sentences and what sentences are available to them, see the Scottish Sentencing Council website.

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HMA v Christopher, Natalie and Sharon Hollinsworth

Friday, 12 October, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Doherty sentenced Christopher, Natalie and Sharon Hollinsworth after they pled guilty to charges in relation to the murder of Andrew Stephen Oates.

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PF Glasgow v PAUL FANNING

Friday, 12 October, 2012
Sentencing Statements

Following a summary trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court, Sheriff A Miller found PC Paul Fanning not guilty of assault.

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HMA v JAMES MORAN

Wednesday, 3 October, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Turnbull sentenced James Moran to four year and four months in prison after he pled guilty to causing the death of Peter Harper on the A876 in the district of Clackannan on 5 August 2011.

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HMA v PAUL ST PIERRE

Tuesday, 25 September, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh, Lord Pentland sentenced Paul St Pierre to nine years imprisonment after he was found guilty of the attempted murder of Steven John Ross Ferry in Edinburgh on 28th November 2010.

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HMA v JOSEPH MULLEN

Friday, 21 September, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Matthews sentenced Joseph Mullen to life imprisonment after he pled guilty to murdering Gary Wallace in Fife on 18th March 2012. The punishment part of the sentence was set at 14 years.

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