FILE - In this March 20, 2007 file photo, Joss Stone performs on the NBC "Today" television program in New York. A British jury convicted two men on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 of plotting to rob and kill soul singer Joss Stone. Junior Bradshaw and Kevin Liverpool were arrested in June 2011 close to the singer's house after suspicious neighbors reported them to police. They never reached her house. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
LONDON (AP) — A British jury has convicted two men of plotting to rob and kill soul singer Joss Stone.
Thirty-two-year-old Junior Bradshaw and 35-year-old Kevin Liverpool were convicted Wednesday at Exeter Crown Court on charges of conspiracy to murder, to cause grievous bodily harm and to rob. They had denied the charges.
Prosecutors said the pair were arrested in June 2011 close to Stone’s home in southwestern England after suspicious neighbors reported them to the police. They were armed with a samurai sword, knives, a hammer, black bags and gloves. They planned to decapitate the singer then dump her body in a river but never reached her house.
Liverpool was given a life sentence and ordered to serve a minimum of 10 years and eight months. Bradshaw will be sentenced later.