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Justin Bieber murder plot: Convicted murderer allegedly planned to kill, castrate singer


Musician Justin Bieber speaks an interview with Elvis Duran for "The Elvis Duran Morning Show" at Bagatelle Restaurant on March 24, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.


Kevin Winter

An alleged plot to murder and castrate pop singer Justin Bieber surfaced on Wednesday, according to Huffington Post.

According to KRQE News, convicted killer Dana Martin, who is currently incarcerated in New Mexico, allegedly plotted to kill Bieber and have him castrated last month when he was in New York City to perform at Madison Square Garden. He allegedly recruited the help of another former prisoner Mark Staake and his nephew Tanner Ruane.

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However, TMZ reported, Martin reportedly went to police who said "the plan was to kidnap Bieber and his bodyguard and strangle them with paisley ties, [his] calling card. Ruane was then going to castrate them."

It is unclear why Martin turned in his accomplices. As a result, authorities found and arrested Staake in Vermont and Ruane in New York before anything happened, TMZ wrote.