Mark Staake and his nephew Tanner Ruane were allegedly hired by Dana Martin, who is serving 978 years in prison for rape and murder, to allegedly abduct Bieber while he was in New York to perform concerts in late November and strangle him with a neck tie, reported KRQE-TV in Alberquerque.
Police claim Staake met Martin in Las Cruces prison in New Mexico, where Martin recruited him to kill four people, including Bieber. Martin is reportedly obsessed with the Canadian singer, and has a tattoo of the 18-year-old on his leg, added the Daily Telegraph.
He allegedly ordered Staake to carry out “the murder and castration of Bieber and his bodyguard”.
Police intercepted phone calls between the men, including a call from a disappointed Mr Ruane to Martin, allegedly telling him that the plot had not been carried out.
Staake was arrested in Vermont and Ruane was arrested shortly later in New York, where police found a pair of pruning shears in his car. AGENCIES