The strange case involving the murder-plot to kill British pop-singer Joss Stone, has finally come to an end. The jury at Exeter Crown Court declared Kevin Liverpool, 25, and Junior Bradhsaw, 32, guilty. They took just four hours to unanimously declare both men guilty. Liverpool was sentenced to life in jail, but the punishment of Bradshaw is delayed pending the results of his psychiatric report. Bradshaw has a form of schizophrenia which causes him to have incoherent thoughts. The plot to kill the singer involved decapitating her with a samurai sword.
It all began on June 13, 2011, when the two set off for Devon, where the singer lives, in their Fiat Punto. Liverpool and Bradshaw packed the car with some snacks, maps, a samurai sword, hammer and knife. The two agreed hatched a plan to behead Joss Stone, dump her body in a river, and then rob her house. The singer was targeted because of her connection to the Royal Family.
The men became lost in the Devon countryside and stopped to ask for directions on their way to Ms. Stone’s house. Residents called police at 7:00 BST after becoming suspicious of the two men. They were only seven miles from Stone’s home when police picked them up. The men were initially arrested on the lesser charges of robbery. Notes detailing the murder as well as the weapons found in the car upped the charges to conspiracy to murder, conspiracy to commit bodily harm and conspiracy to rob.
The singer retains her residence in Devon and has no plans to move. The family is said to be happy the case is behind them.