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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 Douglas Alexander McDowall

Wednesday, 16 August, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 16 August 2017, Lady Rae imposed an extended sentence of 14 years on Douglas McDowall after the accused pled guilty to assault with intent to rape. The custodial part will be four years and will be followed by an extension period of 10 years on licence.

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HMA v Scott Agnew

Tuesday, 15 August, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 15 August 2017, Lord Clark sentenced Scott Agnew to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 18 years and six months after the accused was found guilty of the murder of Stewart Rexter.

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HMA v William John Paterson

Friday, 11 August, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 11 August 2017, Lord Armstrong sentenced William Paterson to 12-and-a-half years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to the culpable homicide of James Beveridge.

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HMA v Blair Logan

Friday, 11 August, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 11 August 2017, Lady Scott sentenced Blair Logan to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 20 years after the accused pled guilty to the murder of his brother Cameron.

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HMA v Stephen Kyle Lee

Wednesday, 9 August, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 9 August 2017, Lord Arthurson sentenced Stephen Lee to six years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of rape and indecent assault.

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