Over the summer, Joss Stone made headlines when a pair of men were caught plotting to kidnap and murder her -- but she took it in stride, saying, "People are crazy, but that’s OK."

Now the alleged conspirators are preparing to stand trial in the U.K., and one of the accused has already entered a "not guilty" plea. 

In his first court appearance for the case, Kevin Liverpool pled not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm and robbery. His co-defendant, Junior Bradshaw, joined him in court, but didn't enter a plea.

The duo will next face a judge in December, with the formal trial scheduled to begin on Aug. 6 of next year.

Legal drama aside, it's been a busy year for Stone on the creative front; she released her fifth solo album, 'LP1,' in July, only to return to the charts in September as a member of the rock supergroup SuperHeavy, featuring Mick Jagger, Damian Marley, A.R. Rahman, and former Eurythmic Dave Stewart.