Documents: Men arrested in Vt. plotted to kill Justin Bieber
The Associated Press | December 13,2012
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Justin Bieber accepts the award for favorite album - pop/rock for "Believe" at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office appealed on Wednesday, a criminal court judge's ruling tossing anti-paparazzi counts against a photographer charged with driving recklessly in pursuit of Bieber.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - An imprisoned man whose infatuation with Justin Bieber included a tattoo of the pop star on his leg has told investigators in New Mexico he hatched a plot to kill him.
Court documents in a New Mexico district court say Dana Martin told investigators he persuaded a man he met in prison and the man's nephew to kill Bieber, Bieber's bodyguard and two others not connected to the pop star.
He told investigators that Mark Staake and Tanner Ruane headed east, planning to be near a Bieber concert scheduled in New York City. They missed a turn and crossed into Canada from Vermont. Staake was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Ruane was arrested later.
The two men face multiple charges stemming for the alleged plot.