A Justin Bieber murder plot was uncovered by police in New York before the planned hit could take place, as the Bieber-obsessed inmate at the center of the plan pulled the plug and left his hitmen upset they couldn’t kill the pop star.
Two New Mexico men have been arrested in the Justin Bieber murder plot after plans were made to strangle and castrate the pop star, KRQE-TV reported. But the man who arranged the hit, an inmate who is so infatuated with Bieber that he has a tattoo of the Canadian pop singer on his leg, told associates he was upset that plans for the hit fell apart.
Mark Staake, 41, and his 23-year-old nephew Tanner Ruane were arrested in Vermont last month accused of planning to kidnap and kill four people on behalf of convicted murderer Dana Martin. Serving two life sentences for the 2000 rape and murder of a Vermont girl, Martin met the two at Las Cruces state prison and recruited them to conduct the hit on Bieber.
Staake and Ruane were also plotting to kidnap and kill two witnesses in Martin’s case, and after they finished that move on to kill Bieber and his bodyguard, USA Today reported.
The Justin Bieber murder plot was supposed to go down during his sold-out performances at Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 28 and November 28, but Martin reportedly changing his mind and ratted out Staake and Ruane first.
In a phone call police recorded between the hitmen, Ruane told Martin that he was “disappointed he couldn’t carry out the murders,” KRQE writes.
Police in New York had actually picked up Ruane and Martin, but released Ruane before learning of the Justin Bieber murder plot.
They later found him at a gas station in Rotterdam, New York, the New York Post reported.
“Troopers recovered tools and documents associated with the conspiracy while executing a search on Ruane’s 1983 BMW,” New York State Police said. “The documents included the identities of the intended victims, their family members and their whereabouts.”
Charges in the Justin Bieber murder plot had not yet been reported.