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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 RYAN ESQUIERDO

Thursday, 6 December, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow, Judge Rae sentenced Ryan Esquierdo to 12 years detention followed by a period of five years supervision after he pled guilty to the culpable homicide of Stuart Walker in Cumnock on 22 October 2011.

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HMA v BARRY MCGRORY

Wednesday, 21 November, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Judge Beckett sentenced Barry McGrory to life imprisonment for the murder of Paul McGee in Lochwinnoch on 25 October 2009. The punishment part was fixed at 20 years.

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HMA v JOHN DAVID BROWN

Wednesday, 14 November, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist sentenced John Brown to 18 months in prison after he pled guilty to assault.

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HMA v DAVID SMILLIE MACDONALD

Wednesday, 14 November, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Bracadale sentenced David Smillie MacDonald to 42 months in prison after he pled guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

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HMA v ASIF REHMAN & ADEL ISHAQ

Friday, 9 November, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist sentenced Asif Rehman and Adel Ishaq to detention for life after they were found guilty of the murder of William McKeeney in Glasgow on 15 January 2012. The punishment parts were fixed at 16 years and three months for Asif Rehman, and 16 years for Adel Ishaq.

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