(Scroll down for video) Police have uncovered a gruesome plan to severely kill and mutilate pop star Justin Bieber, according to police reports.
The accused plotter, Dana Martin, is currently serving a prison sentence for a murder in New Mexico. Martin apparently recruited fellow prisoner Mark Staake, and his nephew, to kill the pop star and his bodyguard between shows at Madison Square Garden, in New York.
Investigators said that Martin, a Bieber fan who has a tattoo of the singer, repented and confessed. Staake and his nephew were later arrested in Vermont.
According to court documents, Martin devised the plan when his attempts to contact Bieber failed.
Police said the would-be assassins were told to strangle Bieber with a paisley tie, Martin’s signature killing method and then castrate the singer.
The three face charges of conspiracy to commit murder.