Joss Stone murder plot trial: Singer testifies it came as surprise
Joss Stone recently took the stand in the trial for the alleged murder plot against her.
The 25-year-old soul singer, who is known for songs such as "Right to Be Wrong" and "L-O-V-E," took the stand at Exeter Crown Court in London on March 19.
The singer revealed that she had no idea that anyone was out to get her until arrests were made in June 2011, according to BBC News.
"Apart from someone [police] coming around to say someone is trying to kill me, it was a really nice day," Stone told the court, according to the outlet.
Junior Bradshaw, 32, and Kevin Liverpool, 35, were arrested a few miles from her Devon home over an apparent plot to harm and rob the English singer. The pair were arrested in Cullompton, and numerous weapons were found in their car, including a samurai sword, a lock knife and a hammer, the court heard.
Bradshaw and Liverpool have denied any wrongdoing.
Prosectuters said notes suggesting that the pair intended to decapitate the pop star before dumping her body in a river were found. The men deny conspiracy to murder, rob and cause grievous bodily harm.
Stone, who has sold over 11 million albums worldwide and is one of the United Kingdom's wealthiest contemporary artists, said that the apparent plot was a surprise, and that her security company had received no threats.
The singer went on to explain that she had lived in Devon, which is a county in England, for nearly 20 years at the time. She admitted that she rarely used her alarm -- or locked her door -- saying: "I've lived in Devon for a long time, and nobody really shuts their door." She added that she now locks her door and activates her alarm.
Connection to the Royal Family
While Bradshaw and Liverpool's motives are still unclear, prosecutors had previously told the jury that notes retrieved from the car used by the pair indicated that Stone was targeted due to her connection with the Royal Family.
When asked about her relation to the royals, however, Stone said she had "sung for them a couple of times," adding: "After that, there was another charity event for [Prince] Harry. I guess they just invited me because they thought it was nice to invite me."
The performer was also in attendance at the star-studded royal wedding, and told E! Online in August 2012 that she "gets along well" with Prince Harry and Prince William.
"I was very honored to be invited to the wedding," Stone told the outlet. "I mean, it's not like I'm down at the pub with Will every Friday. When we do see each other, we just get along really well. All of them are lovely -- Harry is very lovely, very cheeky and very polite and very nice."
"They're just really nice, normal people and I guess they just wanted to invite me. So I went!"
The trial is expected to continue for the next couple of weeks.