Judge rules that Junior Bradshaw knew what he was doing despite low IQ and schizophrenia
A man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for plotting to kill soul singer Joss Stone
In April, Junior Bradshaw was found guilty of plotting to rob and kill the singer at her home in Devon in 2011. Bradshaw pleaded not guilty. His sentencing was delayed for psychiatric reports with BBC News reporting that the judge said that his low IQ of 65 did not impair his understanding of the crime. It was also ruled that Bradshaw did not require hospital treatment for his schizophrenia.
Joss Stone previously spoke of her relief after the two men were found guilty. Speaking after the verdicts were read, Stone said “I’d like to thank everyone for all their support and kind wishes…I am relieved the trial is now over and that these men are no longer in a position to cause harm to anyone.”
Bradshaw and Kevin Liverpool of Manchester were found guilty of planning to kill, injure and rob the singer at her Devon home. The jury took just four hours to deliver their unanimous verdict at Exeter Crown Court. Kevin Liverpool will be jailed for life, with a minimum term of 10 years and eight months.
Earlier in the trial it was revealed that Beyoncé, Cheryl Cole and Craig David were among the names mentioned in rambling entries in a 2007 edition diary found in the home of the two men accused of plotting to murder Stone.