Someone tried to kill Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Thu-13-Dec-12 14:28 Share this A man has been arrested after allegedly plotting to kill and castrate teen pop sensation Justin Bieber in New York last month. Police were tipped off about the grisly plan by incarcerated murderer Dana Martin, who was reportedly the brains behind the horrific idea. The convict, who is currently serving two life sentences behind bars in New Mexico, is said to have recruited fellow Las Cruces inmate Mark Staake to carry out four gruesome slaughters upon his release. Staake then brought in his nephew Tanner Ruane, who was allegedly tasked with cutting off the victims’ testicles, including Bieber’s and his bodyguard’s, according to police. The plan began to fall apart when a newly-freed Staake was arrested in Vermont on outstanding warrants, leaving Ruane to try and carry out the Bieber killing himself, according to New Mexico authorities. Cops foiled the plot and arrested Ruane in New York, where he was found with various tools, including a pair of pruning shears. It is not known why Martin targeted Bieber or why he decided to turn his rumored co-conspirators in to police, but local Albuquerque news station KRQE reports the convicted killer was a huge fan of the Baby hitmaker – and even has a tattoo of the teen on his leg. Bieber was in New York to perform at Madison Square Garden as part of his Believe tour. Martin is serving time for raping and killing a 15-year-old girl in Vermont in 2000. WENN.com You May Also Like SPOTTED: Selena and Justin at Coachella Justin Bieber poses as James Dean Justin Bieber has joined the mile-high club - for tattooing! Become a fan of The Edge on Facebook and on Twitter .