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HMA v DIANE ORR

Wednesday, 31 October, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow, Lord Matthews sentenced Diane Orr to four years and two months imprisonment, after she was found guilty of the culpable homicide of Christina Maria Steven in Glasgow on 22nd January 2012.

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HMA v MICHAEL MCINNES

Tuesday, 30 October, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lady Stacey sentenced Michael Stuart McInnes to two and a half years imprisonment after he pled guilty to causing the death of Robert Dickie by dangerous driving in Ayr on 1st September 2011.

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HMA v LAURENCE MCALLISTER & KIERAN JOSEPH MURPHY

Monday, 29 October, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist sentenced Laurence McAllister and Kieran Murphy after both were found guilty of being concerned in the supply of cannabis. Lord Uist sentenced Laurence McAllister to 5 years 6 months imprisonment, and Kieran Murphy to 5 years imprisonment.

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HMA v THOMAS SHANNON

Friday, 26 October, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today Lord Doherty sentenced Thomas Shannon to 6 years 4 months imprisonment with an extension period of 8 years. On 30 May 2012 at the first Preliminary Hearing in the case Thomas Shannon pled guilty to a breach of a sexual offences prevention order which had been imposed on him on 12 June 2008. On 2 October 2012 at the High Court at Dundee he pled guilty at the trial diet to a contravention of s. 3 of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009. Both offences took place in Dundee.

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HMA v DOUGLAS LAWRENCE

Thursday, 25 October, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on the 25th October 2012, Lord Uist made an interim compulsion order on Douglas Lawrence after he pled guilty to culpable homicide and assault.

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