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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 Ross Taggart

Wednesday, 25 November, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, Lord Uist sentenced Ross Taggart to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 18 years, after the accused was found guilty of the murder of his mother, Carol Anne Taggart.

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HMA v Jamie King

Friday, 20 November, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, Judge Paul Arthurson QC imposed an extended sentence on Jamie King – a custodial term of six years detention followed by an extension period of two years on licence – after the accused was found guilty of raping a 14-year-old schoolgirl.

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HMA v LC (youth) and Alan Clark

Tuesday, 27 October, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 27 October 2015, Lord Armstrong sentenced a 17-year-old male to nine years detention and his co-accused Alan Clark to eight years detention after they were found guilty of the attempted murder of Robert Campbell.

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HMA v Joseph Whyte

Wednesday, 14 October, 2015
Sentencing Statements

Today, at the High Court in Edinburgh, Lord Uist imposed an order for life long restriction on Joseph Whyte with a punishment part of 6 years and 8 months imprisonment after he pled guilty to attempted murder, and committing an assault to the danger of life, on fellow prisoners.

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HMA v Jose Martins Barbosa

Tuesday, 13 October, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 13 October 2015, Lord Matthews sentenced Jose Barbosa to three years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to facilitating the exploitation of women for prostitution.

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