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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 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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HMA v Richard Sinclair

Tuesday, 13 December, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At Edinburgh Sheriff Court Sheriff McIntyre sentenced Richard Sinclair to 12 months in prison after he pled guilty to attacking and killing a dog.

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HMA v SHAUN DIVIN and JORDAN McGINLEY

Monday, 12 December, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At Dundee Sheriff Court Sheriff Munro sentenced Shaun Divin and Jordan McGinley to periods of detention after they pled guilty to breach of the peace and inciting others to riot.

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HMA v DARYN MAXWELL & BARRY SMITH

Wednesday, 7 December, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Perth Lady Dorrian sentenced Daryn Maxwell to life imprisonment after he pled guilty to the murder of Reamonn Gormley on 1 February 2011 in Blantyre. The punishment part was set at 19 years. Barry Smith was given an extended sentence of eight years and three months.

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HMA v MACIEJ HETMANSKI

Wednesday, 7 December, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinmburgh Lord Turnbull sentenced Maciej Hetmanski to life imprisonment after he pled guilty to the murder of his partner Alexandra Korkus on 16 June 2011 at Firbank Road, Perth. The punishment part was fixed at 15 years.

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