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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.  If you would like to receive these as soon as they are issued sign up for RSS feeds.

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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.

HMA v Charlene Wilson and Jack Mallon

Wednesday, 22 April, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 22 April 2015, Judge Johanna Johnston QC sentenced Jack Mallon to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 19 years and Charlene Wilson to nine years imprisonment after they were found guilty of the murder and culpable homicide respectively of Jordan Mackay.

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HMA v James Keith Caven

Tuesday, 21 April, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 21 April 2015, Lord Uist sentenced James Caven to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 20 years after the accused was found guilty of the murder of Colin Armstrong.

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HMA v Craig Donaldson

Monday, 13 April, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 13 April 2015, Lord Uist imposed an order for lifelong restriction on Craig Donaldson with a punishment part of three years and nine months after the accused pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of Patrick Feeley.

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HMA v James Murray

Friday, 10 April, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lady Wolffe imposed an extended sentence of five years on James Murray after he was found guilty of assault and sending sexualised text messages.

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HMA v William Alexander Aitkin

Friday, 10 April, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lady Wolffe sentenced William Aitkin to a total of 16 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of rape and lewd and libidinous behaviour.

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