Police: New Mexico Men Plotted to Kill Justin Bieber

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 6:20pm

The latest and oddest case of Bieber Fever yet, started right here in the Borderland.

Police say two men planned to take down the teen sensation at a concert in New York City, but this plot centers around an inmate in the southern New Mexico Corrections facility near Las Cruces.

Dana Martin, a convicted killer serving two life sentences for raping and killing a 15 year-old girl in Vermont, is the alleged orchestrator behind the plot to kill Bieber.

Investigators say Martin recruited Mark Staake and his nephew Tanner Ruane while the three were in prison together, and ask the two to first go to Vermont and take out two former acquaintances when they got out.

He asked them to then murder and castrate Bieber and his bodyguard

Turns out Martin is obsessed with Bieber, NC9 learned he's even got a tattoo of the superstar on his leg.

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