Jury shown the 'ramblings' of Joss Stone 'plotters'
The written ramblings of one of two men accused of plotting to kill international music star Joss Stone were shown to a jury yesterday.
Kevin Liverpool, 35, wrote down in a diary his thoughts about the Devon-based soul singer. One entry said: "God doesn't give a f***. Protect yourself from this. Remember Jocelyn Stone. God let her take the p***."
Other entries talked of the need to buy a semi-automatic gun, a gun holder, a silencer and infrared equipment, as well as a "ninja sword".
Liverpool had also written a reminder to buy a hooded top, car insurance, a safe and open a bank account, Exeter Crown Court heard.
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He wrote of "war", "warlord £1" and of "missions" to "rob" and "discipline".
Liverpool and co-accused Junior Bradshaw, 32, are charged with plotting to rob and kill Miss Stone before dumping her body in a river in June 2011.
The defendants, both of St Stephen's Close, Manchester, deny charges of conspiracy to murder, conspiracy to cause GBH and conspiracy to rob.
The diary was seized by police when they raided Liverpool's one-bedroom flat in Longsight, Manchester, after he had been arrested in Devon.
In the diary – a daily appointment 2007 edition – each page was covered in handwritten scrawl, in either blue or black ink, with much of it crossed or scribbled out, the court heard.
Detective Constable Katherine Joyner took the jury of ten men and two women through the diary. She said there were quite a few references to urban slang words, such as "wet" – meaning to repeatedly stab someone until their clothes are soaked with blood – and "popo" – short for police.
Liverpool had also written a list, numbered 1, 2 and 3, of "rob", "wet/injure" and "death".
The notes included details of Miss Stone's date and place of birth and a biography of her musical career, including the albums she has released.
Liverpool refers to Miss Stone, who gave evidence to the court on Tuesday, as "princess".
The court heard that other entries referred to "Jocelyn RIP – try to get info. Rob and kill."
Det Con Joyner confirmed under cross-examination from Philip King QC, representing Liverpool, that following her detailed examination of all the documents seized by police she never found a picture of Miss Stone or a ransom note.
The trial continues.