London: Two men were convicted on Wednesday of hatching a plot to rob and kill international pop star Joss Stone.
The jury found Junior Bradshaw, 32, and Kevin Liverpool , 35, both of Longsight, Manchester, guilty of conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to rob after a three-week trial at Exeter Crown Court, the Mirror reported.
Liverpool was sentenced for life with a minimum term of 10 years and eight months while sentencing of Bradshaw was adjourned.
The duo had set off from their home, armed with a samurai sword, knives, bags and gloves crammed in their Fiat Punto, bound for Stone`s address in mid-Devon.
Unfortunately for the duo, their plot was filled with problems, they were spoken to by police having been involved in a crash on the journey to the West Country from Manchester.
They also asked a postman for directions to Stone`s home in Ashill using a picture of the popstar in an attempt to track her down.
The duo had previously gained evidence about one of Stone`s former homes, near Cullompton, after studying a video documentary she made for MTV`s Cribs series and printed Google street maps to find her new address.
The prosecution told jurors, notes found in the defendants` possession also showed that they intended to decapitate the popstar before planning to dump her body in a river.