Justin Bieber Murder/Castration Plot Foiled

What the heck?!!?! Via CNN

(CNN) — A convicted felon and his 23-year-old nephew plotted to castrate and murder pop singer Justin Bieber, police said Thursday.

Mark Staake, 41, and his nephew, Tanner Ruane, are wanted in New Mexico on two counts of conspiracy to commit murder and two counts of conspiracy to commit aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to police in Vermont and New Mexico.

“Through follow-up investigation it was discovered that Justin Bieber may have also been a target of the murder plot,” according to a news release from New Mexico authorities.

Uhm. That’s skeery.

Authorities say the plan to murder 18-year-old Bieber came about after Southern New Mexico Corrections Facility inmate Dana Martin, 41, recruited then-fellow inmate Staake to carry out the crime. Staake reportedly enlisted the help of his nephew.

Martin, who is serving two life sentences for the 2000 rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl in Barre, Vermont, is said to be so infatuated with Bieber that he had a tattoo of the pop star on his leg.


Martin attempted to contact Bieber on numerous occasions but received no response.

According to New Mexico State Police, the spurned communication combined with Martin’s desire for notoriety led to his plot to murder and castrate the singer and his bodyguard and kill two additional people.

The pair were stopped at a Vermont checkpoint. A warrant out of Mexico was discovered on Staake, who was turned over to Vermont police. Law enforcement discovered the blot via incriminating phone calls Martin made to Staake from New Mexico. They arrived in Vermont with a plan to kill two people before heading to New York to get Bieber and his bodyguard.

He [Martin] was arrested, and the car he was driving with Staake was also seized.

New York State Police said they searched the car and found Fiskar Durasharp pruning shears and information on the last known locations of their targeted victims in Vermont.

In a recorded conversation between Ruane and Martin, police said, they revealed that the pruning shears were intended to be used to castrate Bieber and his bodyguard. The two also allegedly disclosed that a paisley tie was the weapon of choice to strangle their intended victims.


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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    Some people are just nuts.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DJ7WHUJBDWDRRVA6FZZZ2OG4BY Sam

    So now we’re supposed to be interested stupid stuff about Justin Bieber? Great. Why don’t we discuss environmental issues and Tom Cruise’s ex wives and the state of rice fields in China too.

  • sporkle

    WOW. That is unbelievable. 

  • Anny_nanny

    I want these drugs, these people should not be so greedy!

  • blackberryharvest

    Wow people are just crazy. Its scary, because there are other people who are like that out there also. It would be hard to be a celebrity.

  • blackberryharvest

    Wow people are just crazy. Its scary, because there are other people who are like that out there also. It would be hard to be a celebrity.

  • golcook

    It’s MJ’s blog and she can put up whatever stuff she wants. But yeah you’re kinda right.

  • mjsbigblog

    If you have a problem with the editorial content of my blog, please don’t hijack the post with your complaints. Email me. 

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  • suenigma

    Holy Crap! This is so terrible. I know he gets dogged on a lot, but having been dragged to a concert by my youngest son, I can genuinely say that he is a talented guy. Also, yes, I even like a couple of his songs. Shoot me.

  • Reflects On Life

    This is crazy.  Crazier still is that the cops actually got wind of this plot, believed it, and followed up on it.

    Glad the lil guy and his peeps are unharmed.

  • Montavilla

    I saw a news video about this earlier.  It’s really horrifying that not only one person would be thinking that way (and, thankfully, that person is locked up), but that there would be two other people willing to even contemplate it.

    Thank goodness the police were alert and caught them.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    JFC, this is scary!

  • BonnieDee

    It’s frightening how evil and twisted people can be.  

  • durbesque

    The paisley tie gives it a touch of class….dontcha think?

  • girlygirltoo

    That’s crazy and seriously scary. Glad to hear the police took this seriously.

  • guinness 416

    If someone came up with this storyline for a novel or TV show people would say it was so ridiculous as to stretch all credibility … the tattoo, the “historical mansion” lies, getting caught by taking a wrong turn and ending up dealing with border guards (!), and yes the paisley tie.  Completely insane.

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    I heard about this the other day and couldn’t figure out why all the news/entertainment sites weren’t reporting on it. Very scary stuff. I heard it likened to John Hinkley and John Lennon.

    Had the guy in prison not had second thoughts and told the police about his plan, this could have been tragic. There are a lot of obsessed people out there.

  • Quaribea

    It’s a fine line.  Famous enough to make a good, comfortable living, loving that you can make music, and have people affected by what you do, yet not so famous that the paparazzi make your public life miserable and you attract the dangerous attention of the seriously mentally ill. 
    I can’t see how you go forward with any semblance of a regular life after something like this has happened to you.  Never thought I’d say this, but, I really feel bad for the kid.