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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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For more information about how judges decide sentences and what sentences are available to them, see the Scottish Sentencing Council website.

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HMA v JOHN HOLLAND & PETER BURNS

Thursday, 4 November, 2010
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Tyre sentenced John Holland and Peter Burns to life imprisonment after they pled guilty to the murder of William Downie on the 17 April 2010 in Hamilton.

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HMA v MICHELLE HEATHER WALLACE

Wednesday, 3 November, 2010
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Dumbarton Lord Pentland imposed an extended sentence of seven years on Michelle Wallace after she pled guilty to the culpable homicide of Helen McDonald Hewer on the 19 July 2010 in Newmachar, Aberdeenshire. The sentence is composed of a custodial part of 4 years followed by an extension period of 3 years.

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HMA v GEORGE McLEOD

Monday, 1 November, 2010
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Mackay of Drumadoon fined George McLeod £1500 after he was found guilty of dangerous driving in Aberdeen on the 14 November 2008.

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HMA v DAVID WRIGHT

Friday, 29 October, 2010
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Tyre sentenced David Wright to a total of 7 years imprisonment after he pled guilty to assault and robbery and possession of an imitation firearm.

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HMA v RICHARD BENNETT

Thursday, 21 October, 2010
Sentencing Statements

Today at Peterhead Sheriff Court Sheriff Marysia Lewis imposed an extended sentence of 20 months on Richard Bennett after he pled guilty to a breach of Section 1 of the Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2005. The sentence is composed of a custodial period of 8 months followed by an extension period under licence of 12 months.

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