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Duo guilty of singer murder plot

Two men have been found guilty of conspiring to rob and murder the soul singer Joss Stone. Kevin Liverpool, 35, and Junior Bradshaw, 32, were arrested near her home in 2011.

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Defendants 'part of group that plotted to kill Joss Stone'

The prosecutor has told the jury that they must decide whether the two defendants are part of a wider conspiracy to "rob and kill Joss Stone".

"This case is about a decision by a group of individuals, of which these defendants are two," Simon Morgan QC said. "Your job will be to determine whether you think these two are part of a plot."

Court drawing of Kevin Liverpool (L) and Junior Bradshaw in the dock at Exeter Crown Court Credit: Elizabeth Cook/PA Wire

He said that an "offence is committed as soon as the agreement is reached," and that the two defendants acted on the plan.

"They got a car, they collected their weapons of choice, and they made their way from Manchester to a short distance from Joss Stone's house," he said.

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