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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 DEBORAH LAIRD

Friday, 11 March, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Woolman imposed an extended sentence of six years and six months on Deborah Laird after she pled guilty to the culpable homicide of George Ross on the 4 May 2010 in Glasgow.

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HMA v JAMIE NICOL, DANIEL McARTHUR & DALE PAUL WILSON

Thursday, 10 March, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen Lord Uist sentenced Jamie Nicol to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 18 years and three months after he was found guilty of the murder of Stephen Johnston on the 24 June in Elgin, Aberdeenshire. Daniel McArthur and Dale Wilson pled guilty to assault.

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HMA v HECTOR MACLENNAN

Thursday, 10 March, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Woolman imposed an order for lifelong restriction on Hector Maclennan after he was found guilty of rape and sexual assault. The punishment part of the sentence was fixed at 5 years.

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HMA v MARTIN TAYLOR

Friday, 4 March, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Matthews imposed an order for lifelong restriction on Martin Taylor after he pled guilty to assault. The punishment part of the sentence will be three years and four months.

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HMA v CRAIG MORGAN

Friday, 4 March, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Woolman imposed an extended sentence on Craig Morgan after he pled guilty to assault on 11 April 2010 in Glasgow. The custodial part of the sentence will be six years followed by a extended period on licence of three years.

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