The trial for the two men who allegedly planned to kidnap and kill Joss Stone in June 2011 took a macabre turn yesterday after the jury was told of their plans to behead the singer.
Kevin Liverpool, 35, and Junior Bradshaw, 32, are currently on trial after they were allegedly stopped near the singer’s home with a Samurai sword, hammers and a knife.
According to the prosecutors, notes were also found amongst the weapons which threatened to ‘decapitate’ the 25-year-old singer- branding her ‘she-devil in the flesh’.
Other notes read ‘Jocelyn RIP’, ‘find a river to dump her’, ‘look for jewellery box’ and anti royal messages.
Prosecutor Simon Morgan QC told the jury: “The documents appear to express disapproval of the Royal family and the Queen.
“Joss Stone associates with members of the Royal family — her concerts have been attended by members of it and she was invited to the Royal wedding.
“The defendants didn’t like that and made remarks about the Queen. Hence she becomes a target. The documents express their hatred of her.
“With this arsenal of weapons it is obvious they were intent upon serious violence. The intended target is Joss Stone — their intention was to rob and kill her.”
Seriously scary stuff.
The pair were taken in by the police after residents became suspicious of the men after getting lost on their way to Joss’ Devon house.
Both of the defendants deny conspiracy to murder, conspiracy to commit GBH and conspiracy to rob.
The trial continues.
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