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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 Domenica Smith

Wednesday, 11 September, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 11 September 2019, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Domenica Smith to a community payback order for a period of 18 months with a supervision requirement, after the accused was found guilty of assault and behaving in a threatening or abusive manner.

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HMA v Martin John Innes

Tuesday, 10 September, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 10 September 2019, Lord Pentland imposed an extended sentence of 14 years' imprisonment on Martin Innes after the accused pled guilty to attempted murder. The custodial part will be nine years, which will be followed by an extension period of five years on licence.

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HMA v Robert McGivern

Tuesday, 10 September, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 9 September 2019, Lady Rae sentenced Robert McGivern to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 20 years after the accused was found guilty of the murder of Ross McLaren-Gow.

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HMA v Reigh David Findlay Braidwood

Thursday, 5 September, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 5 September 2019, Lord Pentland imposed an extended sentence of seven years on Reigh Braidwood after the accused was convicted of the rape of a 15-year-old girl and other sexual offences. The custodial part will be five years, which will be followed by an extension period of two years on licence.

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HMA v Karl Morris

Tuesday, 3 September, 2019
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen today, 3 September 2019, Lord Mulholland sentenced Karl Morris to 16 years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to the culpable homicide of his 10-year-old son and the attempted murder of an eight-year-old girl.

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