Justin Bieber Murder Plot: Bizarre Plan Foiled by Police

As Bieber played two sold-out shows last month at Madison Square Garden, there was no indication of the murder plot against him that had been stopped just days earlier.

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Justin Bieber performs at Madison Square Garden on November 29, 2012 in New York, the same concert at which two men planned to kill him.

For the convicted-felon mastermind and two hit men who were allegedly planning a murder plot against Justin Bieber, there was no shortage of gruesome detail. From kidnapping to torture and ultimately castration, New Mexico police have revealed every horrifying step of the men’s scheme to kill the teenage superstar, intended to take place in late November as he played two sold-out shows at New York City‘s Madison Square Garden.

An affidavit obtained by New Mexico State Police reveals the grisly details of the murder plan developed by Mark Aaron Staake, 41, and his nephew, Tanner Ruane, 23, reported by the Toronto Star. But police reveals the plan was initially concocted by a convicted felon, Dana Martin, who is currently serving two life sentences for raping and killing a 15-year-old girl in Vermont in 2000, according to KRQE, a CBS affiliate in Albuquerque, N.M.

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Martin, “a very good manipulator” according to the affidavit, lured Staake and Ruane to be his hit men with lucrative monetary rewards and a multi-million dollar hideout, the Star reports. It was all a ruse, police say, hinged on a budding prison friendship and fueled by Martin’s obsession with the teen singer.

An ardent fan, Martin, 45, has written letters to Bieber and even has a tattoo of the 18-year-old star on his leg. In April, Martin met Staake while they were locked up together at a New Mexico prison near Las Cruces. He allegedly recruited Staake, who was released on parole in October, to kidnap, murder and castrate Bieber, his bodyguard, and two others, a total of four people in two states. Staake, who then asked his nephew to join him, has been in and out of jail for drug, DWI and burglary arrests, according to KRQE.

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Martin instructed Staake to strangle the four with a paisley necktie, and later, to castrate them with Fiskars “Durasharp” brand garden clippers, according to the Star. The affidavit states that the paisley tie is apparently Martin’s weapon of choice, having used it in previous crimes.

But it was apparently a wrong turn toward an international border that foiled this alleged case of Bieber fever. The first two people to be killed in the murder plot were two unnamed acquaintances of Martin, alleged witnesses to his 2000 crime, NBC reports. After, the men were supposed to head to New York City to carry out a similar fate with Bieber and his bodyguard during the Madison Square Garden shows on November 28 and 29.

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On November 19, Staake was driving a 1983 BMW with Ruane through Vermont to carry out the first two crimes. But the two would-be assassins missed their exit and were headed across the Canadian border. After reportedly getting lost, they were stopped by a U.S. border agent at the Highgate Springs border crossing, where Staake was arrested on the spot due to his outstanding warrants in New Mexico.

Without his accomplice, Ruane called Martin at the New Mexico prison to explain he would not want to commit the crime without Staake. Ruane spoke with Martin again while driving south to Rotterdam, N.Y. and discussed some of the horrifying details of the plot. Both calls were recorded by the prison. The next day Martin confessed the murder plot to police, and Ruane was arrested a week later on Nov. 26. Bieber’s New York City concerts just days later went off without any hurdles, and with no indication of the hit that was allegedly out on him just days earlier.

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44 comments
MargaretPennyWood
MargaretPennyWood

why would they want to torture and kill this innocent teenager? NO, he can't sing but he has not hurt anyone!

ValerieLambert
ValerieLambert

Can't you see this piece of news is nonsense? I suppose to see this news on the ANZ, not the Times! Moreover, why do I have to learn what's happening to this Bi-e-ber?

rokinangle
rokinangle

Wow! some of the comment are really cruel. I do hate him but aside from how much annoyed I am seeing and hearing him everywhere it is just not right to wish the kid death.  Just because someone is a horrible singer does not make valid excuse for people wanting him dead. 

But here is another take, could this be all part of another publicity stunt? I would say yes. Hey it even caught my eyes who always run from his name like a pledge.  

RauhlOnBieber
RauhlOnBieber

and they wonder why bieber needs so many body guards when there are cruel people trying to kill him..... 

Abhay Dang
Abhay Dang

I am surprised to see so many insensitive comments on this story. Folks appear to be unhappy that this murder plot was foiled. WTF! You guys are mentally deranged. Get therapy.... please!

Nazia Ahmed
Nazia Ahmed

Those murderers sure have lost their mind. I mean, kill someone because you are an avid fan of him? This reminds of of john lenon's murder.

Tara St Wood
Tara St Wood

well his music has probably killed a lot of ear drums over the years

William SP
William SP

thats a dork...geeeze....the guy thinks bieber a #%^***}{>

sarah98734
sarah98734

Can't believe what people are saying!! ..  too bad they stopped it in time? seriously? what bieber has done to you guys that hate him so much? sorry his not a loser like yall and his very talented guy .. if you hate that his rich and famous work on yourselvs maybe you get somewhere in life too and plz stop hating on bieber his an amazing talented guy .. :) would you like if something like this happen to member of your family? hell noooooooooooooooooooooooo .. then don't wish something this bad happen to anyone even you'r e enemy cuz that's just too sick !! thats all

Kabs Kubs
Kabs Kubs

i don't believe makin horrible music is valid enough reason to bump somebody..i simply don't listen to it,problem solved.

CharlieLaFountain
CharlieLaFountain

Front Page Headlines like this will definitely get Grammy Voters to cast their ballot and allow Bieper get Country Music Album of the Year. 

Richard Robledo
Richard Robledo

The only reason bieber is still alive is because chuck norris doesn't kill women.

Stephen Ballerini
Stephen Ballerini

It's bad news that this clown can continue to make....music??

Frank Fink
Frank Fink

I'm confused. is this suppose to be good news or bad news for us?

Renee Miklas Flynn
Renee Miklas Flynn

Really bizarre. I have a really hard time understanding the wackadoos that spend so much time and effort devising these plans. They need to get a life and a job, and some therapy. Apparently he has a few mental issues.

Erik Larsen
Erik Larsen

Jeg tænker kun på at dette må være Malware så ikke tryk på linket for nøjagtig dette at berømte og selvsamme Justin Bierber advarede Computerworld om så jeg prøver at scanne linkene og se om der er Malware. IKKE TRYK PÅ LINKET MEN LÆS OM NYE MALWARE PÅFUND SOM OMTALER NETOP JUSTIN BIEBER SPRING OVER

Daniel C. Payne
Daniel C. Payne

The whole story is extremely bizarre. I was especially intringued by this..."An ardent fan, Martin, 45, has written letters to Bieber and even has a tattoo of the 18-year-old star on his leg"

Tania Fischer
Tania Fischer

NOTE: New Mexico is in the USA do not get confused with the next door country!

KendraJames14
KendraJames14

Somebody wanted to castrate and murder Baby Face  Bieber..That's hardcore..Heres more to the story  http://bit.ly/TXeNsz  ..Im sure Biebers happy The police did there jobs

DylanKennedy
DylanKennedy

I used to want to be Justin Beiber - or at least his bodyguard.  Not anymore.

gdorrough
gdorrough

Too bad they stopped it in time.

CharlotteSparks
CharlotteSparks

just before I saw the check which had said $7878, I didn't believe ...that...my neighbours mother woz like they say truly receiving money in their spare time from there pretty old laptop.. there best friend has been doing this for only about twenty one months and just now took care of the dept on their cottage and bought a brand new Alfa Romeo. I went here,go109.comCHECK IT OUT

ScallywagNYC
ScallywagNYC

Never mind, one can always acquire a shriveled prune from the farmer’s market, wrap it up in nubile cellophane and jiggle it from their ceiling fan pretending it’s precious Justin’s cahootas. At least it wont cost you $2500 and one can always gently lick it’s underbelly when one is so desperately desirous….Isn’t it time you hatched a diabolical plan to take your favorite collective hero’s private parts and jiggle it somewhere near the family living room….?http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2012/12/oh-really-justin-bieber-nearly-got-himself-murdered-and-castrated/

EdwinSantana
EdwinSantana

WHAT A BUNCH OF LOSSSSERS!! THEY SHOULD ROT IN HELL !! TO KILL THE BIEBER MAN??? PPL ARE JUST SICK!! HE DOES NOTHING BUT GOOD AND PPL JUST ARE EVIL!! LORD PROTECT HIM

ralph.fife
ralph.fife

what was the planned order of the operations... murder and then castration or... the other way round...?

SaraRose
SaraRose

It is physically impossible to castrate a eunuch.

JPalto
JPalto

@ValerieLambert This is how TIME is now a days. It isn't a news source. That is why I am unsubscribing to it. But to make it fair you did click on the article to complain just like I did.

von1234
von1234

@rokinangle Why do you "hate" him? What has he done to you? This perpetuating hate of Bieber is what ignites this kind of stuff for the insane.

tube6l6
tube6l6

@Renee Flynn You mean the thought never crossed your mind to use the Bieb sac as a change purse? I can't believe it.