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HMA v Keith Rizzo

Monday, 6 April, 2020
Sentencing Statement

At the High Court in Glasgow today (6 April 2020), Lady Rae sentenced Keith Rizzo to life imprisonment after the offender was convicted of murdering his girlfriend. The punishment part (the minimum time the offender must serve in prison before being considered by the Parole Board for Scotland for possible release on a life licence with conditions), was set at 22 years. If still considered a serious risk after the punishment part has expired, the offender will not be released.

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Metal-on-metal hip replacement action fails

Tuesday, 26 November, 2019
Court Opinion

A 64-year-old former forestry worker has lost his action for damages at the Court of Session against two companies which manufactured the components used in his hip replacements 10 years ago.

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