A bizarre murder-for-hire plot
involving pop star Justin Bieber and a convicted killer from Vermont.
Dana Martin is serving life in jail in
New Mexico for killing a 15-year-old Vermont girl in 2000. He's allegedly the
mastermind behind a plot to kill and castrate the teen superstar at a concert
in New York.
Police say Martin recruited former
inmate Mark Staake to kill two people in Vermont and Justin Bieber. Staake and
his nephew, Tanner Ruane, who police say was also part of the plot, were arrested before
anyone was hurt. The nephew had a pair of pruning shears police say were going
to be used in the attack on Bieber.
Martin is described as obsessed with
the pop star and reportedly has a tattoo of Bieber on his leg.
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