A plot to kill Justin Bieber, allegedly masterminded by a 45-year-old prisoner obsessed with the young star, was derailed when the accused would-be assassins accidentally ended up at the Canadian border, according to court documents.
Dana Martin, serving two life sentences in a New Mexico prison for the killing of a 15-year-old girl, told police he had hatched the scheme after Bieber never returned messages he sent to the 18-year-old Beauty and a Beat singer.
Police recounted in an affidavit filed in a New Mexico court that Martin, who has a tattoo of Bieber on his leg, told them the perceived slight was part of what led him to dream up the alleged murder plot.
“In the end, what Mr. Martin stated he was seeking was a measure of notoriety so that there would be people outside of prison who would know who he [Mr. Martin] was,” police wrote in…
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