Pair convicted for Joss Stone murder plot


Two men were found guilty of conspiring to rob and murder singer Joss Stone by a jury at Exeter Crown Court today.

During the trial, the jury heard how Kevin Liverpool, 35, and Junior Bradshaw, 32, both from Manchester, drove to Devon equipped with weapons and notes detailing their plans to behead her.

Barry Hughes, Chief Crown Prosecutor for the South West said: "Junior Bradshaw and Kevin Liverpool conspired to kill the singer Joss Stone. We will never understand their motive but there is no doubt that the pair spent considerable time, effort and money on their sinister plot. We worked closely with Devon and Cornwall police throughout this lengthy and complex investigation and it is testament to the hard work of the entire prosecution team that the jury returned guilty verdicts.

"The criminal justice system takes crimes of this nature extremely seriously and the sentence passed by Judge Gilbert reflects that. We await the sentence of Junior Bradshaw but anticipate that it too will reflect the severity of the crimes he committed."

 Kevin Liverpool was handed a life sentence, to serve a minimum of 10 years and eight months. Junior Bradshaw's sentencing was adjourned pending medical reports.