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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 Ronnie Coulter

Monday, 31 October, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 31 October, Lord Matthews sentenced Ronnie Coulter to life imprisonment for murder with a punishment part of 19 years and 8 months.

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HMA v Joel Julienne and Gary McIntyre

Wednesday, 26 October, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 26 October 2016, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Joel Julienne to three years nine months imprisonment and Gary McIntyre to two years three months after both accused pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of drugs.

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HMA v Niall Dinsmore

Wednesday, 26 October, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 26 October 2016, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Niall Dinsmore to five years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to being in possession of firearms and being in possession of offensive weapons.

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HMA v Scott Hamilton

Tuesday, 25 October, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Stilring, Lord Ericht sentenced Scott Hamilton to one year imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to causing death by careless driving.

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HMA v James McCarten

Tuesday, 25 October, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court, Judge Kenneth Maciver, QC, sentenced James McCarten to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 15 years after the accused was convicted of brutally murdering his partner.

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