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A man's been jailed for life after he plotted to murder the singer Joss Stone. Kevin Liverpool from Manchester was told he would have serve a minimum of ten years.
Exeter Crown Court heard he and another man had a deep hatred of the soul singer because of her friendship with Prince William and Prince Harry. Their plan went wrong when they crashed their car near her home.
Gregg Easteal reports.
Det Serg Martin Sutcliffe said the evidence found by Devon and Cornwall police painted a clear picture of the intentions of two men who conspired to kill and rob Joss Stone.
Both Kevin Liverpool and Junior Bradshaw were found guilty this afternoon.
Wendy Joseph, the mother of Joss Stone, has issued a statement after two men were found guilty of conspiring to rob and murder the soul singer.
The mother said: "Joss would like to thank everyone for their support and all of their good wishes.
"Joss and myself and indeed our whole family are relieved the trial is now over and that these men are no longer in the position to cause harm to anyone"
The judge told the defendants he regards them as dangerous men. He told Kevin Liverpool it was a "crazy scheme by a crazy person which was likely to fail... It was your intention to kill Joss Stone and to rob her. I regard you a very dangerous man".
Junior Bradshaw will be sentenced at a later date, pending medical reports.
Kevin Liverpool has been given a life sentence with a minimum term of 10 years and 8 months for conspiracy to murder and rob Joss Stone.