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Police: Justin Bieber target of a murder plot

Posted at: 12/13/2012 10:19 AM

Justin Bieber is making news Thursday morning after reportedly being the target of a murder plot.

Police in New Mexico are investigating an alleged plot by two fugitives to castrate and kill the pop star.

Mark Staake and his nephew, Tanner Ruane, was arrested last month. It's alleged the two conspired with New Mexico inmate Dana Martin to pull off the plot. Police say Martin, already behind bars for murder, sent Staake and Ruane to Vermont to kill Bieber.

Martin is said to have been infatuated with pop star and even had a tattoo of Bieber.

Formal charges have yet to be filed for Staake and Ruane.