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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 Lawrence Nelson

Monday, 12 August, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Livingston today, 12 August, Lord Uist sentenced Lawrence Nelson to 12 years, six months imprisonment after the offender was found guilty of attempted murder and assault to severe injury.

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HMA v Charlie Boyle

Monday, 5 August, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 5 August 2019, Lord Clark sentenced Charlie Boyle to two years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to culpably and recklessly shaking a baby to his severe injury and to the danger of his life, and to assaulting a former partner.

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HMA v Kyle Gary Stewart

Monday, 5 August, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At Dundee Sheriff Court today, 5 August 2019, Sheriff Thomas Hughes sentenced Kyle Stewart to two years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

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HMA v Daniel Brown

Thursday, 1 August, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 1 August 2019, Lord Matthews sentenced Daniel Brown to detention for life with a punishment part of 15 years and 10 months after the accused pled guilty to the murder of Daryl Nimmo.

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HMA v Kristopher Reynolds and Martin Argyelan

Monday, 29 July, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 29 July 2019, Lord Matthews sentenced Kristopher Reynolds and Martin Argyelan to extended sentences of 10 years and 12-and-a-half years respectively, after the two accused were found guilty of the culpable homicide of James Thomson. Reynolds’ sentence consists of a custodial element of seven years and an extension period of three years on licence, while Argyelan’s sentence comprises a custodial term of nine years and six months, with six months attributable to a bail aggravation, and an extension period of three years on licence.

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