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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 WILLIAM DAVID MCLEAN

Wednesday, 20 April, 2011
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Glasgow Lord Turnbull sentenced William McLean to life imprisonment after he pled guilty to the murder of Sandra Brown in January 2011 at Barassie Street, Troon. The punishment part of the sentence will be 17 years.

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HMA v Karen McCoshan & Leanne Miller

Friday, 8 April, 2011
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland imposed extended sentences on Karen McCosan and Leanne Miller after they were found guilty of the attempted murder of Janet Timmons on the 17 August 2010 in Westcliff, Dumbarton.

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HMA v DEVON AUDLEY ALLEN, BARRY JAMES ROBERTSON & KRISTOPHER KIRTON SIMPSON

Thursday, 17 March, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At Aberdeen Sheriff Court Sheriff Cuisine imposed custodial sentences on Devon Allan, Barry Robertson and Kristopher Simpson after they were found guilty of witness intimidation in October 2010.

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HMA v STUART HUGHES & WILLIAM JOHN WILLIAMSON

Wednesday, 16 March, 2011
Sentencing Statements

Today at Edinburgh High Court Lord Woolman imposed extended sentences of eight years on Stuart Hughes and William Williamson after they were found guilty of sexual assault. The sentences consist of a custodial period of six years followed by an extension period of two years.

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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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