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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 DAVID BOYD RICHMOND

Friday, 15 February, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Paisley Lord Matthews sentenced David Boyd Richmond to life imprisonment for the murder of Michael James John Scott McGaughey in Kilmarnock on the 24 or 25 June 2012. The punishment part was set at 13 years.

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HMA v STEVEN ARCHIBALD and MICHAEL DAVID SUTHERLAND

Friday, 15 February, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist sentenced Steven Archibald and Michael David Sutherland for the killing of John Mills Auld, on 4 March 2012 in Tranet, East Lothian. Steven Archibald was sentenced to five years and three months imprisonment, and Michael David Sutherland was sentenced to six years imprisonment.

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HMA v ALLAN JAMES MCLEOD

Friday, 8 February, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Judge O’Grady imposed an order for lifelong restriction on Allan James McLeod, with a punishment part of four years, for sexual offences committed in Aberdeen and East Kilbride.

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HMA v GRZEGORZ GAMLA

Thursday, 24 January, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Pentland sentenced Grzegorz Gamla to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of the murder of Maciej Ciania in Edinburgh on 14 January 2012. The punishment part was fixed at 19 years.

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HMA v SHAFQUAT SALEEM

Wednesday, 23 January, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen Lord Stewart sentenced Shafquat Saleem to 13 years imprisonment for fire raising resulting in the unlawful killing of her brother Imran Saleem on 14 June 2001.

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