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Tuesday
Oct252011

Man Pleads Not Guilty in Alleged Joss Stone Murder Plot

ROBERT VOS/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- A 34-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from an alleged plot to murder British soul singer and former Tudors actress Joss Stone.

Kevin Liverpool entered the plea to charges of conspiracy to murder, conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm and conspiracy to commit robbery, according to the UK's The Guardian.  His alleged conspirator, 31-year-old Junior Bradshaw, has not yet entered a plea.

The two men were arrested in June.

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Thursday
Jun162011

Two Men in Joss Stone Robbery Plot Appear in Court

ROBERT VOS/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The two men accused of plotting to rob and harm British singer Joss Stone appeared in court Thursday and were ordered to be held in jail until their next hearing on July 1.

On Monday, 30-year-old Junior Bradshaw and 33-year-old Kevin Liverpool were found in a red car near the home of Joss Stone with a samurai sword, a body bag, and detailed notes about the layout of Stone's home.

The 24-year-old singer is worth nearly $15 million and it appears her wealth and fame made her a target. Stone's home is in the small town where she grew up, Cullompton, 175 miles southwest of London.

The kidnapping plot was foiled when neighbors became suspicious of the men and officers swooped in and arrested them. In the men's car, officers also found a rope and maps of the area.

It's unclear if Stone was at her home on Monday.

Stone rose to stardom as a teenager. Her debut album, The Soul Sessions, went multi-platinum. She's a Grammy winner and has sold 11 million albums worldwide. She is friends with Prince William and was invited to his wedding to Kate Middleton. She also sang at a concert honoring the late Princess Diana.

Police said that despite the sword, body bag and detailed notes, nothing was actually taken from Stone's home and no one was harmed. But police are taking no chances. Security remains tight around the singer's home.

The two men face charges of conspiracy to commit robbery and grievous bodily harm.

Stone embarks on a European tour next month.

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Wednesday
Jun152011

Joss Stone the Target of a Murder Plot?

ROBERT VOS/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Two men have been arrested by British authorities after police suspected the pair of conspiring to murder and rob singer Joss Stone.

The men, 30 and 33 years old, have not been identified.

The British newspaper The Sun reports the suspects had swords and a body bag among other items in their possession.

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