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(CNN) -- A New Mexico inmate, an ex-convict on probation and his nephew are under investigation for plotting to castrate and murder pop singer Justin Bieber, police said Thursday.
Their unsuccessful scheme called for targeting Bieber and his bodyguard while in New York City in mid-November, and their motive grew from the inmate's quest for notoriety and his infatuation with Bieber, said a New Mexico State Police affidavit.
The inmate, Dana Martin, who is serving two life sentences for a 2000 rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl in Vermont, has a tattoo of Bieber on his leg and had attempted to correspond with Bieber, who never responded, the affidavit said.
"This perceived slight made Mr. Martin upset and that, coupled with Mr. Martin's perception of being a 'nobody' in prison, led him to begin plotting the kidnap and murder of (Bieber)," the affidavit said, adding that Martin gave statements to investigators.
When asked by CNN if that grisly plan would be applied to all victims, including Bieber, McDonald stated: "It would be safe to say they were going to do it for every one of them."
None of the three men have been charged in the alleged murder plot against Bieber and his bodyguard, but the investigation is continuing, New Mexico State Police Lt. Robert McDonald told CNN.
Originally posted by wildtimes
What causes this idol-worship of pop stars? Why are people so nutso over Justin Bieber, the Kardashians (really!?), and other "pretty people".....
that they lose their reason and could almost be seen as "victims" of pop culture.
I would NEVER have let my teenager, whether my daughter or son, become a pop icon. Look what it does to people like Michael Jackson, Britney Spears (really?), what's'erface Cyrus (Mile?). Not to mention the "child beauty pageants", where little kids are sexualized and dressed like hookers and Vegas Rockettes.
Yea I wouldn't say crush, obsession sounds better, perhaps he just wanted to kill him because hes too famous and people worship him like a idol.
With all the evil people of the world that commit genocide or any number of other horrific acts and probably deserve whats coming to them, why would anyone choose Justin Bieber of all people. I suppose some find him annoying but geez.