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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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For more information about how judges decide sentences and what sentences are available to them, see the Scottish Sentencing Council website.

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HMA v Steven Green and Alan D'Ambrosio

Wednesday, 13 April, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh, Lord Uist sentenced Steven Green and Alan D'Ambrosio each to seven years imprisonment after they were found guilty of assault, robbery, abduction and attempted extortion.

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HMA v Michael John Murphy

Friday, 8 April, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist sentenced Michael John Murphy to seven years imprisonment after he was found guilty of the physical and sexual abuse of eight boys.

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HMA v (youth)

Friday, 1 April, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lady Stacey imposed an extended sentence of 10 years' detention on a 16-year-old youth who was convicted of the culpable homicide of Bailey Gwynne. The sentence is composed of a custodial term of eight years followed by an extension period of two years post-release supervision. Lady Stacey imposed a further consecutive sentence of one year's detention for carrying a knife and knuckledusters

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HMA v Alistair Downie

Tuesday, 29 March, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Paisley on 29 March 2016, Lady Scott imposed a Community Payback Order and a Restriction of Liberty Order upon Alistair Downie after the accused pled guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

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HMA v Christopher Graham

Friday, 18 March, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 18 March 2016, Lady Wolffe sentenced Christopher Graham to seven years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to wilful fire-raising to the danger to life.

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