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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 Kieran Davies

Thursday, 24 August, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 24 August 2017, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Kieran Davie to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 19 years after the accused was found guilty of the murder of Ashley Hawkins.

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HMA v Mark Munro and James Robertson

Wednesday, 23 August, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 23 August 2017, Lady Carmichael sentenced both Mark Munro and James Robertson to eight years’ imprisonment after the two accused were found guilty of the culpable homicide of Russell Robertson.

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HMA v Derek Docherty

Friday, 18 August, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 18 August 2017, Lord Armstrong sentenced Derek Docherty to five years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to assault to severe injury.

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HMA v LM (Youth)

Friday, 18 August, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 18 August 2017, Lord Woolman sentenced a youth to nine years’ detention after the accused was found guilty of the culpable homicide of Luke Wallace.

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HMA v Douglas Alexander McDowall

Wednesday, 16 August, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 16 August 2017, Lady Rae imposed an extended sentence of 14 years on Douglas McDowall after the accused pled guilty to assault with intent to rape. The custodial part will be four years and will be followed by an extension period of 10 years on licence.

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