Plot to kidnap, castrate and kill Justin Bieber foiled

Justin Bieber arrives at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, July 22, 2012, in Universal City, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Justin Bieber arrives at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, July 22, 2012, in Universal City, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Two New Mexico men arrested in a murder-for-hire plot were planning to strangle and castrate pop star Justin Bieber and his bodyguard, according to KRQE-TV.

Mark Staake, 41, and his 23-year-old nephew Tanner Ruane were arrested late last month in Vermont. They were accused of plotting to kidnap and kill four people on behalf of Dana Martin, who is serving two life sentences for the 2000 rape and murder of a Vermont girl in 200. Staake met Martin in Las Cruces state prison.

Tuesday, KRQE, citing investigators, said the Canadian performer and his bodyguard were two of the targets.

A New Mexico police affidavit states Staake and Ruane allegedly planned to first travel from New Mexico to Vermont and kill two witnesses to Martin's crime, then hit Bieber.

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Comments » 3

DavidAllenGarrettJunior writes:

Is this a joke?

BuckFama writes:

Bad planning on the part of the would-be murderers ... they should have picked a prospective victim with testicles if they were planning on castrating him.

Just sayin'.

etu_vol_fan writes:

A 45 year-old man with a tatoo of JB on his leg. You can't make this stuff up?

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