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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 Stuart David McCulloch

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland sentenced Stuart McCullock to five years in prison after he pled guilty to causing death by dangerous driving. Michael Cameron died following an accident on the A9 Inverness to Thurso road on 26 February 2011.

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HMA v X

Friday, 10 August, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland imposed an extended sentence of 12 years on a 14 year old boy after he pled guilty to the culpable homicide of Dawn McKenzie in Hamilton, on 24 June 2011. The sentence is composed of a custodial part of 7 years followed by an extended period on licence of 5 years.

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HMA V RICHARD KENNETH MUNRO

Wednesday, 25 July, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen Lord Doherty sentenced Richard Kenneth Munro to 5 years in prison after he was found guilty of attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

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HMA V MEGAN MITCHELL

Thursday, 12 July, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At Aberdeen Sheriff Court Sheriff Napier sentenced Megan Mitchell to a Community Service Order and a Restriction of Liberty Order after she pled guilt to causing death by careless driving.

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HMA v SHETLAND CATCH LIMITED

Wednesday, 11 July, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Turnbull imposed a fine of £150,000 on Shetland Catch Limited.

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