LONDON: Two men were convicted on April 3 of hatching a plot to rob and kill international pop star Joss Stone.
The jury found Junior Bradshaw, 32, and Kevin Liverpool, 35, guilty of conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to rob after a three-week trial at Exeter Crown Court, the Mirror reported. Liverpool was sentenced for life with a minimum term of 10 years and eight months while sentencing of Bradshaw was adjourned.
The duo had set off from their home, armed with a samurai sword, knives, bags and gloves crammed in their Fiat Punto, bound for Stone’s address in mid-Devon. They also asked a postman for directions to Stone’s home in Ashill using a picture of the popstar in an attempt to track her down. The duo had previously gained evidence about one of Stone’s former homes, after studying a video documentary she made for MTV’s Cribs series.
The prosecution told jurors, notes found in the defendants’ possession also showed that they intended to decapitate the Popstar before planning to dump her body in a river.