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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 PAUL JAMES BALGOWAN & JULIE ANN CARROLL

Wednesday, 21 April, 2010
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Glasgow Lord Mathews imposed extended sentences on Paul Balgowan and Julie Ann Carroll following their conviction for the culpable homicide of Alan Bennett on the 30 May 2008 at Oldmill Road, Aberdeen.

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HMA v PAUL LYONS

Thursday, 1 April, 2010
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Glasgow Lord Woolman imposed an extended sentence of 15 years, of which 12 years is the custodial part and 3 years the extension period after Paul Lyons pled guilty to the culpable homicide of Mark Richard Fleeman on the M74 on 4 June 2009.

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HMA v JOHN CAMPBELL AND STEVEN CRUMMACK

Tuesday, 30 March, 2010
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Glasgow Lord Turnbull sentenced John Campbell and George Crummack in relation to the murder of Bob Rose at Braehower, Sanday, Orkney in June 2009.

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HMA v JOHN GALLAGHER, DAVID MCKENZIE, DALE HIBBARD, DARYL BARNEY

Friday, 5 March, 2010
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Glasgow Temporary Judge John Beckett QC sentenced John Gallagher, David McKenzie , Dale Hibbard and Daryl Barney in relation to the murder of Anthony Ford on the 7 July 2009 at Harhill Street, Glasgow.

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HMA v NICOLLE EARLEY

Tuesday, 23 February, 2010
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Edinburgh Lady Dorrian sentenced Nicolle Earley to life imprisonment after she pled guilty to the murder of Ann Elizabeth Hurles or Gray on 14 November 2008. The punishment part was fixed at 14 years.

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