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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 Robert Kerr

Tuesday, 31 January, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh, Lord Boyd of Duncansby ordered Robert Kerr to be detained in the state hospital without limit of time after the accused killed his wife.

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HMA v Fiona McArdle

Friday, 27 January, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At Edinburgh Sheriff Court today, 27 January 2017, Sheriff Frank Crowe sentenced Fiona McArdle to 18 months’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of lewd, indecent and libidinous practices towards two girls.

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HMA v Paul Paterson

Thursday, 26 January, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 26 January 2017, Lady Rae sentenced Paul Paterson to 12 years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to the attempted murder of a police officer.

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HMA v Graham McKinlay

Wednesday, 25 January, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 25 January 2017, Lord Boyd of Duncansby imposed an Order for Lifelong Restriction on Graham McKinlay with a punishment part of five years after the accused pled guilty to attempted murder.

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HMA v Hidayet Ozden

Tuesday, 24 January, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 24 January 2017, Judge Graham Buchanan sentenced Hidayet Ozden to two years and eight months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to the culpable homicide of Shahzad Ali Shah.

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