Justin Bieber Murder Plot Foiled: Convicted Murderer Planned To Kill & Castrate Him
A murder plot targeting Justin Bieber surfaced on Wednesday, revealing that three men were involved in a plan to kill and castrate the superstar singer in New York City last month.
Convicted criminal Dana Martin, who is currently serving two life sentences for the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl in Vermont in 2000, devised the plot to kill Bieber at his sold-out Madison Square Garden show in November, KRQE News 13 reports.
Martin recruited former fellow inmate Mark Staake, who in turn allegedly recruited his nephew Tanner Ruane, to strangle Bieber and his bodyguard with a paisley tie and then castrate them, according to KRQE. Ruane even had the pruning shears. But the Bieber murder plot was foiled when Martin, who reportedly is an obsessive Bieber fan with a tattoo of the teen singer on his leg, turned in his accomplices.
Staake, 41, was arrested by federal agents on Nov. 19 in Vermont on violation of felony probation for aggravated burglary with a deadly weapon in New Mexico, News10 ABC previously reported. Ruane, 23, was arrested at a gas station in Rotterdam, N.Y., the following day. He was found with murder tools and documents containing information about the intended victims.
Martin's murder-for-hire plot involved other targets as well, including multiple unnamed individuals in the St. Albans, Vt., area, News10 reported.
This is not the first murder plot to target Bieber.
Last October, an individual created a Facebook page threatening to kill Bieber while he performed at Peru's National Stadium, according to Hollywood Life. "Justin Bieber you better not come to Peru, it will be the biggest regret of your life," warned the page's creator. There were also plans to throw eggs and water bottles at the singer at the show.
I don't get it. He's only the latest in a long line of teeny-bopper "singing sensations." So why is there so much more hostility directed against him than there has been against any of the earlier ones?
He appears to inspire a lot of hostility, R1.
Look at all the nasty things that are said about him on DL!
How do you castrate someone who is [italic]already[/italic] a gelding?
He's got nothing on Davey Jones.
'a plan to kill and castrate'
in what order? Mean people.
Hopefully Justin Bieber does actually have testicles.
I think the fact that he has feminine qualities inspires a lot of rage in ignorant people. Deep seated misogyny and homophobia is incredibly pervasive in society to the point that it goes undetected by most.
I don't think Bieber would get half the hate he does if he were more of a masculine character. That's a pretty safe assumption. Any man who falls outside of the hetero-normative hegemony is a prime target for scorn.
R8 makes some interesting points, I have to admit.
So Dana Martin orchestrated a plot murder and castrate Bieber, but it turns out he's an obsessed fan with a tattoo of Bieber on his leg. Talk about a thin line between love and hate! The desire to castrate Bieber is certainly interesting in this context. It's a safe bet Martin would love to have Justin as his prison bitch.
I have always loved the name 'Dana' for a guy. It just works.
I don't see the reason to kill bieber. His nuts alone would have sold for a bundle on eBay. Keeping little Justin alive would yield fresh body parts for sale for quite sometime. Fresh is always best.
These criminals have no business sense. I hope they get the chair for their meanness and incompetence. When you figure the toes, fingers, ear lobes etc, they could have made millions and still not taken bieber's life.
I'm finding it hard to care.
I wonder if Dana Martin planned to create this conspiracy and then turn in his co-conspirators. In exchange Bieber would think he was a hero and invoke the authorities to reduce Martin's sentence.
There are a lot of loony people in prison.
r13, you forgot to sign in as Dahmer...
R8, the main conspirator in question had a *tattoo* of Bieber on his leg. This has nothing to do with hetero-normative hegemony or any fancy shit like it, and EVERYTHING to do with a "Misery"-esque "#1 fan" who's simply batshit crazy with manifest obsessive/bipolar indications.
Bieber isn't hated because of misogyny, he's hated because he's a giant smug asshole and a hypocritical Xtian nutjob who makes millions of dollars on about a buck fifty worth of talent.
The plot was foiled when it was discovered that Bieber has no testicles.
[plot]the superstar singer
Now that's rather stretching it wouldn't you say.
It's the least a penised person deserves!
While I'd have felt terrible for his mother, I think it would have been for the best. The kid's head has gotten much too big for the confines of this planet, and needs to be deflated one way or another.
[quote]'a plan to kill and castrate'
in what order? Mean people.
Yeah, I don't get that. What would be the purpose of castration? Trophy to hang from his rear view mirror?
"Follow this, bitches."
I don't get the hate for this kid either. He's bland and inoffensive. Someone has to be a real sociopathic asshole to get fired up over a dime-a-dozen, prepubescent marketing puppet.
"he's hated because he's a giant smug asshole and a hypocritical Xtian nutjob who makes millions of dollars on about a buck fifty worth of talent."
There are thousands of those celebs that have come and gone. It's not like the kid is hopped up on politics either a la John Lennon. JB is still the more widespread knee jerk object of scorn in society right now and it's mostly butch male scorn. That's a bit odd, no?
Call me cynical, but why was this story even released? Famous people get death threats all the time, so while I believe it is true, I also believe Bieber and his team released it just when he was out of the news.
R26, I think it's because someone actually attempted to carry it out. Also, the 'castration' angle is sensational in a way mainstream media just can't resist.
I don't get the massive hate some adults have for this young boy (yes, from even before he turned 18). Like R1 said, he's not the first teeny-bopper sensation, nor even the first less-than-masculine one either (Hello, Leif Garrett). When I meet old, bitter self-professed Bieber-haters, it just makes them look old and pathetic.
As someone else pointed out, it's his smugness, R28.
R8, or maybe he gets a lot of hate because he's an insufferable cunt.. he's a Christian fundie with Jesus tattooed on his leg, and he's homophobic too. If that's not reason enough to hate him then I don't know what it.
I hate him for being closeted right-wing nut bitch who says homosexuality is a choice.
three men were involved in a plan to kill and castrate the superstar singer in New York City last month.
[quote]When I meet old, bitter self-professed Bieber-haters, it just makes them look old and pathetic.
OMG, you mean I missed the Datalounge Mixer?
Why didn't you guys say something?
Has he said that, r31? I know he's said he believes in tolerance of gays, but if he qualifies it by saying it's a choice, that is a deal-breaker. And of course he's anti-abortion too.
I don't get why people hate Bieber so much.
Is he a little bratty shithead? Yes.
Does he deserve this much vitriol? No way.
[quote] I know he's said he believes in tolerance of gays
So, the best he can do is "tolerate" us?
Hm. Maybe the next plan will work.
Little bratty shithead + extreme overexposure = justifiable hate
[quote]While I'd have felt terrible for his mother, I think it would have been for the best. The kid's head has gotten much too big for the confines of this planet, and needs to be deflated one way or another.
R22 = sociopath
castrate JB? seems redundant
R39 = retard
If I was a sociopath I'd be incapable of feeling bad for his mother.
R12, how do you feel about Dana for a last name?
Sounds like a good thing to me. This arrogant little twink contributes nothing to world culture.
Their photographs show them to be sub-normal morons .... talk about Killer Joe types !
My first reaction when I first heard about this story was, "wow, that's something a crazed DL troll would do."
Have we been missing any crazed trolls lately?
[quote]The desire to castrate Bieber is certainly interesting in this context.
It does appear to have a sexual sub-text.
He's not entitled to his male parts because he looks like a girl? (Kinda) I am strangely fascinated.
The kid doesn't bother me at all. It could be because well, he's a kid!
I still think Bieber is a girl.
I think r8 is onto something regarding the misogyny. When I witness negative reaction toward Bieber, it's often the kind of over-the-top hatred usually reserved for female celebrities. But of course the fact that he's a bratty hypocritical Xtian doesn't help, either.
So Martin comes up with this idea, recruits friends to carry it out, and then rats them all out?
This has nothing to do with Bieber
I had a friend who was killed and castrated once.
And then she died.
18 year old Jesus freaks who can't play any musical instrument, write music or sing (autotuned), who then declare themselves living Mozarts, get angry because the Grammys refuse to recognize them and take record contracts away from real musicians - get a rough reaction in public.
The 8-15 year old girls who support them, also get less that full respect.
R52 he plays three instruments - guitar, piano and drums - and is self taught. He performs often acoustically and has released acoustic albums so certainly can sing better than 90% of the "singers" out there today.
In light of being raised in a fundie christian home his remarks when he was 16 that being gay is "everyone's own decision and no one else's business" were pretty tolerant. He's also said more recently that he didn't think it was fair he was asked those questions at 16 becuase a lot of what he said was taken out of context and also that he's still learning and forming his own ideas.
So we're left with the usual macho bs of people hating this guy because he's young and looks femme. Most negative comments about him either say he's gay, looks like a lesbian or refer to him as a "she" or "justine".
[quote] He's also said more recently that he didn't think it was fair he was asked those questions at 16 becuase a lot of what he said was taken out of context and also that he's still learning and forming his own ideas.
Link please? I remember a lot of people saying that in his defense, but I'd be very surprised if he's said it. Plus, it would've been his opportunity to take back the "gay is choice" quote, which is what he has to do for any forgiveness.
I'm sure there are other examples, but here is a recent discussion of the interview. 35 mins in.
r8 is full of shit. I don't "hate" him at all but I do feel contempt for anything Beiber. I really don't care what he looks like. I do care that he makes 10's of millions of $$$$ out of no discernible talent when so many talented singers and musicians never get a real chance.
Of course, I'm well aware it's actually not his fault but the public that made him who he is.
I would have tolerated him if he hadn't been so full of himself and a complete prick.
Not a fan, but I find this to be very scary. There are way too many nuts out there.
He is a living TURD!
You guys are so immature.
Sitting on a piano keyboard and throwing a guitar at the drum kit, does not qualify as "self taught musician". If Bieber played any musical instrument, he would do so on stage and he doesn't.
Bieber is the joke of the entire music industry today and an embarrassment to real musicians and song writers everywhere.
No teen beat star has ever been as arrogant and generated so much backlash, as Justin Bieber.
He was on Ellen today. Ridiculous clothing as usual, all black except with fuschia boots, and a big gold hip-hop chain. The song was stupid and he over-sang it to death like a male Mariah, also beating his chest at least once, Celine-style. Vapid conversationalist, I know he's young but still, there's clearly not a thought in his little airhead.
Those perps, I knew they'd be white.
To everyone who says that Bieber is only hated because of his "arrogance", the Hanson boys circa the 1997-98 era, seemed to rile up these same douchey grown-ass men in the same ways. These teeny-bopper boys might be annoying and marginally talented, but grown-ass adults hating on little boys is even grosser.
I don't get it. Law enforcement can uncover a plot to murder Justin Bieber but they couldn't prevent 9/11? Amazing.
but grown-ass adults hating on little boys is even grosser.
As is a pasty middle-aged doofus talking ghetto-thug.