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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 JOHN ANTHONY DALY

Wednesday, 2 March, 2011
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Edinburgh Lady Dorrian imposed an order for lifelong restriction on John Daly after he pled guilty to rape in Glasgow in April 2010. The punishment part of the sentence was fixed at 7 years.

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HMA v KEVIN COULTER

Friday, 25 February, 2011
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Woolman sentenced Kevin Coulter to 3 years and four months in prison after he pled guilty to supplying diamorphine, a Class A drug, at HM Prison Addiewell, West Lothian between 21 July 2010 and 26 July 2010.

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HMA v DEAN HADDOW

Tuesday, 8 February, 2011
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Glasgow Lord Matthews sentenced Dean Haddow to four years and three months imprisonment after he pled guilty to the culpable homicide of Stephen Gormley on the 25 April 2010 in Cambuslang, Glasgow.

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HMA v EWAN MACKAY

Tuesday, 1 February, 2011
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Paisley Judge Rita Rae QC imposed an order for lifelong restriction on Ewan Mackay after he pled guilty to assault and rape. The punishment part of the sentence will be 10 years.

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HMA v CHELSEA SPEIRS & KAYLEIGH MURRAY

Tuesday, 1 February, 2011
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland imposed an extended sentence of 10 years on Kayleigh Murray after she pled guilty to the culpable homicide of Paul Woods on the 28 July 2010 in Maryhill Road, Glasgow. Chelsea Speirs pled guilty to assault was sentenced to two years and three months.

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