New audio evidence has been revealed in the murder plot case of singer Justin Bieber. Two men were charged with planning to murder and castrate Justin Bieber and his body guard at the singer’s sold out show in New York City’s Madison Square Garden this past November. The men shared phone calls that revealed the details of their plans and strategy.
The phone calls between convicted criminal Dana Martin, his former inmate Mark Staake and Staake’s nephew Tanner Ruane reportedly planned on strangling Justin Bieber and his body guard based on their phone conversations. They planned on purchasing “hedge clippers”, possibly to be used to castrate the singer. “Did he go over the Bieber thing with you?” asked Martin to Ruane in a taped conversation obtained by KOAT 7. The recording comes from inside the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility where Martin is serving two life sentences for the rape and murder of a 15 year old girl in Vermont from 2000. “Nah. The way I like to work dude, I like to know as little as possible. He’s gonna use one of the things you give him, and then he’s gonna take care of it,” answers Ruane.
Martin continues by instructing Ruane. “[Mark’s] going to strangle the pit bulls and you’re going to castrate them… Tie it really, really tight. Knot it in the front once, really tight, put it in a know. That cuts of the oxygen. And then tie it in the back again, really tight. That seals the deal.” During the conversation, Ruane mentions an amount of $5,000 for each,which is assumed to be referring to murders.
While it is unsure the reason behind the attempted murder, the New York Post reported that Martin was obsessed with the Canadian singer and had a picture of him tattooed on his leg. Staake and Ruane were stopped by border patrol in Canada before going through with the murder plot.