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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 Steven Jackson and Michelle Higgins

Tuesday, 17 January, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Livingston today, 17 January 2017, Lady Rae sentenced Steven Jackson to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 26 years after the accused was convicted of the murder of Kimberley MacKenzie, while his co-accused Michelle Higgins was sentenced to eight years' imprisonment for attempting to pervert the course of justice.

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HMA v Joshua English

Friday, 13 January, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 13 January 2017, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Joshua English to there-and-a-half years’ imprisonment after the accused pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of cocaine.

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HMA v Harry Hood and Ross Russell

Friday, 13 January, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on 12 January 2017, Judge William Dunlop QC sentenced Harry Hood and Ross Russell to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 14 years after the two accused were found guilty of the murder of Arthur Green.

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HMA v John Carignani

Thursday, 12 January, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 12 January 2017, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced John Carignani to an extended sentence of seven-and-a-half years’ imprisonment, after the accused pleaded guilty to the rape of a 10-year-old girl. The custodial part shall be four years six months, with an extension period of three years on licence.

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HMA v Gary Timoney

Wednesday, 11 January, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 11 January 2017, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Gary Timoney to four-and-a-half years’ imprisonment after the accused pleaded guilty to robbery with an imitation firearm.

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