December 13, 2012 08:35 AM by Donna W. Martin
A murder plot targeting The X Factor guest judge, Justin Bieber surfaced on Wednesday. And even more alarming were the details of how the murderers planned to kill the pop superstar and what they planned to do to his body. Take the jump to get all the details!
According to USA Today, a convicted murderer and obsessive Bieber fan named Dana Martin is at the forefront of the plot to murder Justin Bieber. Martin, who is currently serving two life sentences for the 2000 rape and murder of a 15-year-old Vermont girl solicited the help of former inmate Mark Staake to help carry out his plan.
Staake then recruited his nephew Tanner Ruane to help him pull off the crime. The murder plot called for Staake and Ruane to travel to Bieber’s sold-out Madison Square Garden concert in New York City last month. Martin instructed the two men to kidnap and strangle both Bieber and his bodyguard with a paisley tie, which is Martin’s calling card, and then to castrate them.
Thankfully, Staake, 41, was arrested in Vermont on November 19 by federal agents for violating felony probation related to a case in New Mexico for aggravated burglary with a deadly weapon. The police let Ruane go and later recorded phone calls he made to Martin. Ruane is caught on tape telling Martin he was “disappointed he couldn’t carry out the murders.”
Then according to CBS, Martin blew the whistle on Staake and Ruane. The following day, Ruane was arrested in Rotterdam, New York at a gas station. At the time of his arrest, Ruane was in possession of pruning shears and other “murder weapons” along with documentation concerning the intended victims.
According to the Toronto Star, “the police affidavit states there was a $2,500 bounty for each of Bieber’s testicles.”
This is not the first time someone has plotted to murder Justin Bieber. According to Hollywood Life, someone created a Facebook page last October “threatening to kill Bieber while he performed at Peru’s National Stadium.”
While reps for Bieber have not commented regarding the murder plot, do you think they’ll ramp up security as an added precaution against problems going forward? Post a comment and tell us what you think.
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