A convicted murderer and rapist who previously plotted to castrate and kill Justin Bieber has outlined plans to blow up the singer in one of his Believe tour concerts in a letter to a television station.
Back in 2012, Dana Martin — a New Mexico prison inmate then and who is still is serving two life sentences for the 2000 rape and killing of a 15-year-old girl — originally plotted to torture and murder the Canadian pop star. Martin’s first plot was later foiled after one of his accomplices revealed his plan.
In his letter to the TV station, Martin wrote: “I arranged for another hit man. This new hit man will place an explosive device made of kiwestik at a live performance, killing everyone on stage and quite a few in the audience.”
Martin conceived the new plan when the 19-year-old singer didn’t respond to mail he’d sent as fan mail. That letter has now been given to police authorities.
Meanwhile back in Sante Fe, New Mexico, prison heads have withdrawn all of Martin’s communications privileges and put him in solitary confinement. In addition, the prison and police are thoroughly investigating all of the inmate’s correspondence from last year to the present day.
In 2012, Martin’s first murder plot targeting Bieber was uncovered when Mark Staake — a former inmate that he’d recruited — was arrested on outstanding warrants shortly after his release from prison.
Staake told police about Martin’s plan while also turning in his nephew Tanner Ruane, who was apprehended in New York city in November around the same time that Bieber was due to perform at Madison Square Garden.
Revelations of a new murder plot will undoubtedly increase the pressure on the young superstar as he pushes through his 125-date Believe world tour.
Relentlessly criticized during the week long London leg of his 10 day visit to the UK, the singer ran a storm of parental protest after taking to the stage two hours late on the opening night of his 02 Arena residency. The “Boyfriend” star encored that with a collapse and hospitalization, and an expletive-filled run-in with a paparazzo.
Despite these setbacks, Bieber has been publicly supported by a number of high profile stars including CNN pundit Piers Morgan, will i am, actors Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith, Ne-Yo, One Direction’s Liam Tomlinson and Zayn Malik — and more.
The controversy laden Believe tour has moved from Lisbon, Portugal where the pop prince played a sold out concert on Monday to Madrid, Spain, where Bieber is scheduled to play on March 14.