The police say the calls were made by convicted killer (and obsessed Bieber fan) Dana Martin to associates Mark Staake and Tanner Ruane. In the phone calls, Martin allegedly details a plot to kill the Canadian singer.
Martin, who is currently serving life in prison for the rape and murder of a teenage girl, says on the calls, “Did he go over the Bieber thing with you?”
Ruane responds, “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 gave him, and then he’s gonna take care of it.”
The authorities say the alleged plot involved using hedge clippers to castrate Bieber and his bodyguard and then to suffocate the victims with a paisley scarf. The men used codewords, referring to Bieber and his entourage members as “pitbulls.” The suspects requested $5000 for “each one we get,” meaning killed. Audio of the calls are in the news report below.
Back in December, Martin changed his mind about the plan and revealed to police what his associates were planning to do at his behest. The plot was foiled when the two men accidentally took a turn into Canada while on their way to a Bieber concert in New York. Staake was arrested on an outstanding warrant; Ruane was arrested later.
The two men are facing multiple charges stemming from the alleged plot.