Joss Stone murder plotters Junior Bradshaw and Kevin Liverpool have been found guilty on all counts
Two men accused of plotting to kill British songstress Joss Stone have been found guilty on all counts.
Manchester-born Junior Bradshaw, 32, and Kevin Liverpool, 35, had both denied conspiracy to murder, rob and cause grievous bodily harm.
But yesterday they were found guilty by unanimous verdict.
The suspects were discovered in June 2011 close to Joss Stone’s Cullompton Devon home, in a car containing with swords, rope, forensic-style overalls and a body bag.
It’s thought the pair had targeted the Super Duper singer, who has amassed a £10 million fortune after finding fame in the States, for her fortune, and links to the royal family.
At the time a source told the Telegraph: ‘It looks like this pair had an A-Z of what they were planning to do.
‘A body bag, swords and maps of where she lives in mid Devon were recovered. It looks like they were going to do her really nasty harm if they didn’t get what they wanted.’
As the trial came to a close yesterday, Judge Francis Gilbert QC told Liverpool: ‘It was your scheme. This may have been the crazy scheme of a crazy person… but it was a very real plan.’
Liverpool was slapped with a life sentence, meaning he must serve a minimum of 10 years eight months, while Bradshaw is awaiting sentence, pending psychiatric reports.
In an official statement after the hearing, Joss Stone said: ‘I am relieved the trial is now over and that these men are no longer in a position to cause harm to anyone’.
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