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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 Daryl Howard

Thursday, 12 July, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 12 July 2018, Lady Rae sentenced Daryl Howard to an extended sentence of 10 years and eight months after the accused pled guilty to the attempted murder of his mother Eleanor Howard. The custodial part will be six years and eight months, which will be followed by an extension period of four years on licence.

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HMA v Gary Brown

Friday, 6 July, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 6 July 2018, Lord Summers sentenced Gary Brown to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 27 years after the accused was convicted of the murder of his former partner Alyson Watt and the attempted murder of a 16-year-old boy.

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HMA v Natasha Scott

Wednesday, 4 July, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 4 July 2018, Lady Stacey sentenced Natasha Scott to three years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to causing the death of Kai Milligan by dangerous driving.

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HMA v Callum Phillips

Thursday, 28 June, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 28 June 2018, Lady Stacey sentenced Callum Phillips to five years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of causing the death of Ryan Baird by dangerous driving.

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HMA v Nicholas Rodgers

Friday, 22 June, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 22 June 2018, Lord Summers sentenced Nicholas Rodgers to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 16 years after the accused was convicted of the murder of Alex Stuart.

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