‘People do sometimes try to kill you’: Joss Stone speaks out on terrifying 2011 murder plot

‘People do sometimes try to kill you’: Joss Stone speaks out on terrifying 2011 murder plot and life in Nashville three months on from her traumatic labour with son

Joss Stone has spoken out on how a plot to kidnap and murder her back in 2011 changed her life and sparked her to relocate to Nashville. 

The terrifying ordeal saw two men found guilty in 2013 of plotting to decapitate the singer, 35, with a samurai sword at her home in Devon. 

In a candid new interview, mother-of-two Joss speaks out about the horrifying plot, her hopes to return to live in the county one day with her partner Cody DaLuz, and how she is doing three months on from the traumatic birth of her son, Shackleton

Scary: Joss Stone has spoken out on how a plot to kidnap and murder her back in 2011 changed her life and sparked her to relocate to Nashville

Scary: Joss Stone has spoken out on how a plot to kidnap and murder her back in 2011 changed her life and sparked her to relocate to Nashville

Back in 2011, the singer was the target of a shockingly violent scheme by Kevin Liverpool and Junior Bradshaw, who labelled her a ‘she-devil’ and wanted to kill her because of her links to the Royal Family. 

Bradshaw and Liverpool, described in court as ‘cannabis-smoking layabouts’, were stopped as they drove to the pop star’s home in Devon with a car full of weapons. 

Kevin was sentenced to life in jail with a minimum of ten years and eight months to serve, while his accomplice Junior sentenced to 18 years behind bars, but both men had their sentences cut. 

‘What happened to me in 2011 has made me lock my doors and have an alarm system, whereas I didn’t before,’ Joss told The Times.

Family: In a candid new interview, mother-of-two Joss speaks out about the horrifying plot and how she hopes to return to live in Devon one day with her partner Cody DaLuz,

Family: In a candid new interview, mother-of-two Joss speaks out about the horrifying plot and how she hopes to return to live in Devon one day with her partner Cody DaLuz,

 ‘Cody’s so mellow — he says, “Oh, we don’t need to worry about that,” and I’m, like, “Well, you know, people do sometimes try to kill you.” Then he says, “Oh yeah, that small thing.” That’s not a positive thought, so it does make you safety conscious. 

‘Although that’s another blessing, isn’t it? Because I wasn’t before and now I am. But out in Nashville I know those men are not here, so I feel so much safer. Cody worked in security, so he’s the best person to have around.’ 

 A year after their sentencing, both men got their sentences cut after winning an appeal against the length of their sentences.

Horrifying: In 2014, Junior Bradshaw has had his 18-year sentence cut to ten years

Reduced sentence: Also in 2014, Kevin Liverpool who was originally given life with a minimum term of ten years and eight months had his minimum reduced to six-and-a-half years

Horrifying: The terrifying ordeal saw two men – Junior Bradshaw, left, and Kevin Liverpool, right, found guilty in 2013 of plotting to decapitate the singer, 35, with a samurai sword

Arsenal: This samurai swords was among other weapons found in the boot of a car driven by the men

Arsenal: This samurai swords was among other weapons found in the boot of a car driven by the men

Junior had his 18-year sentence cut to ten years by three Court of Appeal judges in London, while Kevin, who was originally given life with a minimum term of ten years and eight months, had his minimum reduced to six-and-a-half years.

Seven years on, Joss does hope to return to Devon, where she grew up as a teenager after being born in Kent. 

The singer said she wants her two children, Violet, 22 months, and Shackleton to have the same upbringing she did – riding horses, climbing trees and being near her family. 

Recovery: Joss said she is, at the moment, having to take life 'extra easy' three months after giving birth to her baby boy

Recovery: Joss said she is, at the moment, having to take life ‘extra easy’ three months after giving birth to her baby boy

Joss said she is having to take life ‘extra easy’ three months after giving birth to her baby boy. 

The songstress had wanted to have a ‘natural birth’ but underwent an emergency caesarean after ‘labouring for 32 hours’ and being in ‘pain’.

Shackleton’s heart rate suddenly dangerously plummeted and the hitmaker said the doctors only had ‘around 14 minutes to get the baby out alive’ after her uterus split open. 

Joss said she is finding it difficult picking up her daughter up or even going out for a walk because of the surgery, but hopes to be able to soon.

She also added she cries while breastfeeding her son due to the pain but is enjoying taking a step back from her usually busy touring schedule to focus on motherhood. 

Career: The songstress said she is enjoying taking a step back from her usually busy touring schedule to focus on motherhood

Career: The songstress said she is enjoying taking a step back from her usually busy touring schedule to focus on motherhood

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