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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 ROBERT SCOT GRACIE

Monday, 16 January, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen Lord Uist sentenced Robert Gracie to life in prison with a punishment part of 14 years after he pled guilty to the murder of James Tierney on 2 April 2011 in Pumpherston, West Lothan.

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HMA v GERARD MCGOUGAN

Friday, 13 January, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Matthews sentenced Gerard McGougan to five years and five months in prison after he pled guilty to causing death by careless driving on 16 October 2009 on Seafar Road, Cumbernauld.

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HMA v KIMBERLEY MARY HAINEY

Thursday, 12 January, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Woolman sentenced Kimberley Hainey to life imprisonment with a punishment part of fifteen years after she was found guilty of the murder of Declan Hainey.

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HMA v KEVIN WILLIAM MILNE

Monday, 9 January, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen Lord Uist sentenced Kevin Milne to four years and six months in prison afrer he pled guilty to causing death by dangerous driving on 5 April 2010.

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HMA V JAMES STEPHEN WHITSON

Wednesday, 14 December, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland sentenced James Whitson to ten years in prison after he was found guilty of the culpable homicide of Vikki McGovern on the19/20 September 2008 in Edinburgh.

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