Three Men Charged in Plot To Kill And Castrate Justin Bieber and Three Others

3f1e963e4c0c8291b771a9282817These two men are accused in a truly bizarre plot to kill and castrate teen pop star Justin Bieber. 41-year-old Mark Staake, 41, (left) and his nephew Tanner Ruane, 23, (right) hatched the plan with another man who was a prison inmate with Staake. The plot reportedly involved killing four people in total and castrating them, according to New Mexico police.

The plot even allegedly include strangling them with a “paisley tie” which only reaffirms how out of touch these individuals are since paisley ties have been out of style for years.

bieberInmate Dana Martin, 45, became involved in the plot after being transferred to the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility from Florida. Martin was serving a life sentence for the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl and was so obsessed with Bieber that he had a tattoo of the singer on his leg. Staake noticed the tattoo and somehow the conversation allegedly moved from his love for Bieber to “why don’t we castrate and kill him.”

103000It was Martin who is charged with recruiting Staake. The plot even allegedly specified that Fiskars “Durasharp” brand garden clippers would be used for the castration and that there was a bounty of $2,500 on each testicle.

The plot allegedly involved two murders in Vermont and two in New York. However, the two would-be killers missed their exit on the highway and stopped at the border crossing where a U.S. border agent arrested Staake on an outstanding New Mexico warrant. Ruane was then recorded in prison calls to Martin discussing the arrest and how he proceeded to New York with him to put down the “dogs” and go “snip, snip.”

Martin then went to police and ratted on Ruane, who was arrested. It is interesting that it was Martin who allegedly recruited the others and then ratted on them. It is not clear if he realized that the telephone calls were recorded and that plot was now known to police. In any case, it is doubtful that Staake or Martin will ever see freedom. The question will be the length of the sentence of Ruane if found guilty. He did reportedly take steps to carry out the plot and a maximum sentence is likely to be sought.

All three are charged with several counts of conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit aggravated battery.

Source: Star

39 thoughts on “Three Men Charged in Plot To Kill And Castrate Justin Bieber and Three Others

  1. “The plot even allegedly include strangling them with a “paisley tie” which only reaffirms how out of touch these individual are since paisley ties have been out of style for years.” -Jonathan Turley

    Maybe they read Esquire? ;-)


    The Edit | Paisley Ties

    The print of princes (and Prince) is making a comeback.

    Paisley, the motif made famous by maharajas, The Beatles, that man from Minneapolis and Azerbaijan’s Winter Olympic team (who made their mark on the 2010 games by wearing super-bright paisley trousers) is back in favour this season.

    Though it may seem like a tricky pattern to work into your wardrobe, we suggest an entry-level option is a bold paisley tie. With strong offerings from Brioni, Asos and, naturally, Etro (who’ve been using the pattern for decades), our advice is to keep the rest of your outfit simple: a grey cashmere blazer, button-down white shirt and a pair of indigo jeans.

    1. Brioni, £150
    2. Polo Ralph Lauren, £95
    3. Asos, £10
    4. William & George £69
    5. Etro, £105

  2. Looking at the world lately, it is very hard to understand how & why people are behaving like they do. Many Hindus believe we are currently in the Kali Yuga, the last of 4 Yugas (eras) where human civilization degrades spiritually. Below is a description from the very old “Mahabharata”. Kinda sounds like today, doesn’t it?

    Attributes of Kali Yuga:

    In relation to rulers:

    – Rulers will become unreasonable: they will levy taxes unfairly.
    – Rulers will no longer see it as their duty to promote spirituality, or to protect their subjects: they will become a danger to the world.
    – People will start migrating, seeking countries where wheat and barley form the staple food source.

    In human relationships:

    – Avarice and wrath will be common. Humans will openly display animosity towards each other. Ignorance of dharma will occur.
    – People will have thoughts of murder with no justification and will see nothing wrong in that.
    – Lust will be viewed as socially acceptable and sexual intercourse will be seen as the central requirement of life.
    – Sin will increase exponentially, whilst virtue will fade and cease to flourish.
    – People will take vows and break them soon after.
    – People will become addicted to intoxicating drinks and drugs.
    – Gurus will no longer be respected and their students will attempt to injure them. Their teachings will be insulted, and followers of Kama will wrest control of the mind from all human beings.The maximum lifespan of a human in this age is 90-100 years.
    – Brahmans will not be learned or honored, Kshatriya’s will not be brave, Vaishyas will not be just in their dealings

  3. Eric,
    “People will start migrating, seeking countries where wheat and barley form the staple food source.”


  4. I just saw Justtin Bieber, on TV, for the very first time in my life, a few days ago. I don’t know what all the fuss is about. This effeminant boy is a joke…. He can’t sing, and, as he was dancing around on a stage…I thought to myself…. sorry, he can’t dance, he looks like a robot. But kill and castrate him???? Nah, I don’t think so, I’d rather just ignore him till he goes away

  5. You old fogies (she said affectionately). Every generation of barely or almost teens, especially girls, has an entertainment idol that only has to get their newly generated hormones excited to turn them into a screaming frenzy. A new idol every 4-6 years. They come and go. The good ones, Elvis, the Beatles make solid names for themselves b/c they have the talent, or they are able to keep the hormones of their fans pumping. Others, well, who were they?

  6. One other point about these teen idols, adults rarely appreciate them, at least adults don’t appreciate them until the almost teens grow up.

  7. E.Broadway, Bieber doesn’t have to be a star, a real star, a deserving star, or any other particular kind of person for it to be a crime to either plan or execute this kind of atrocity against him. The case is of course interesting in various ways unrelated to vintage neckwear styles, but the real issue here is that there are enough psycho’s running around basing their manhood claims on imagined or executed damage to other people that we should really begin to wonder WTF is wrong with our culture.

    I’ve never seen Bieber and vaguely had an idea that he was a pop singer or something. Yet if anyone plotted to castrate, kill or otherwise gratuitously harm my son I’d be very exercised about it.

    Furthermore, violence by paisley should never be done to any individual who is not a judge, and even judges should only be subjected to violence by paisley if honest stripes are unavailable.

  8. Look Justin Bieber is fairly decent, though not my cup of musical tea. Bettykath is right that we fogies can’t really judge those that appeal to our youth. Last night my wife and I watched the almost 6 hour 121212 Concert for the relief of those devastated by Sandy. We were enthralled, but then again Bruce Springsteen, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel etc. were musical idols of mine. They were looked at in their time as being far out. Also there was Bon Jovi, who was one of my older daughters favorites, as she hit her pre-teens. At the time I thought him preposterous, but now I love his music. Also on the bill was Kanye West, who I frankly don’t get and can’t understand his lyrics. By the end of his set though, I realized I had enjoyed its sound.

    As I’ve aged I’ve come to realize that my reaction to certain music reflected my rejecting some out of hand and not allowing myself to listen to it. Music is an expression of art that stirs both emotion and self reflection via its relationship to our ow experiences. Growing up a fan of the nascent Rock and Roll I first rejected my parents musical tastes. As time went on I began to appreciate Sinatra, Bennet, The Big Band Era and particularly Jazz. When I watched the Ken Burns PBS series Jazz, my appreciation of the music grew, when it added to an intellectual understanding of its role in musical history. Louis Armstrong may well have been the greatest musical figure of the 20th Century. Prior to that as I reached my late twenties I began to appreciate music for its emotional effect on me, rather than adhere solely to the preferences of my generation and its musical critics. Today I love all music that moves me emotionally, whether Bluegrass, Opera or Musical Theater. My only regret is there is so much to listen to and so little time to listen.

    Leave “The Biebs” alone.

  9. Oh, yes, the paisley tie. I love paisley. Almost finished a paisley quilt top where I made kaleidoscopes of the terrific pattern. Over a dozen kaleidoscopes, all different, from one pattern.

  10. “As I’ve aged I’ve come to realize that my reaction to certain music reflected my rejecting some out of hand and not allowing myself to listen to it.” = Me

    “Mike Spindell for your listening and music appreciation pleasure.” David Blauw


    I listened to both the track with lyrics and to the video. My critical review is that it was awful. Lyrically repetitive and musically bereft of anything but a driving beat, which led me to a monotonous experience. The language was fine since I’m a firm believer in openness of expression. Now perhaps were I to seek deeper meaning in the repetitive lyric: “Bitches know sh*t and they don’t say nothin”, I might suppose it was an ironic commentary on the fact that most people blow smoke out their behinds when they speak of deeper things. The question though is does the lyric convey to me some new information on the human state, or even Ms. Minaj’s consciousness? Frankly, it doesn’t resonate with me. Only knowing Ms. Minaj by name my mind was open to the tune, but after listening I find I’m not begging for more of her work.

    Compare the production/music of Nicki with Kanye West for instance:

    Kanye’s music is itself is far more complex and interesting and while his lyrics too are somewhat repetitive (one of my complaints about Hip-hop in general) but show a much greater range and depth.

    Take all I’ve written above though, with its pretensions of musical knowledge and the verdict must be that I’m blowing smoke out of my own behind. I can’t even carry a tune and my wife and children long ago banned me from singing to them since I do it so badly. As for playing an instrument I can’t and probably lack the ability judging from my failed guitar lessons years ago. In the end it all comes down to what sounds good to the individual and little else. After all back in the day I also liked “The Monkees”. :)

  11. I’ll take a pair of black wing tip shoes. They never go out of style.

    Advice on getting the best shine ever. I bought a nice pair several years ago when vacationing in San Francisco. Just after I bought them, and without wearing them other than to try them on, I took them to a very skilled shoe shiner and bought the full treatment. The result was a beautiful shine. I took them home and worked on them for a while longer until they were mirror like.

    The key is to shine them with a professional before you wear them because I suspect they develop pits and tiny wrinkles that are difficult to shine out once set in. You then get a clean, smooth surface that is easier to maintain.

    You won’t be disappointed.

  12. Having already reached adulthood, isn’t it a bit late to try to make Justin a Castrato?

    I guess this is what happens when you play too many Alessandro Moreschi recordings over prison loudspeakers.

  13. Mike, my only excuse for liking the Monkees is I was younger than you when they came out :o). …. I did watch their TV show too!!!

    I have a youth movie story. My buddys and I were all born in 54. We saw The Green Berets in 66 (?) … We all left that movie Gung Ho, America love it or leave it. Then we all saw Easy Rider in 69 (?) maybe 70 Why the injustices displayed in that movie to the guys just exploring and experiencing were outrageous!!! I became open to being anti authority. These two movies really had great significance in my life. ….. and then of course Billy Jack came along. LOL.
    Then the TV show Kung Fu with David Carridine.
    I in my youth saw and interpreted meaning through my youthful eyes and tools of life within me. One of my great advantages was the crew of buddys I was a part of. We all had good ethics. ….. Not necessarily good sense.
    We did seek higher goals and I am grateful for my friendship with them all.
    Archie Bunker, and MASH came along too.
    I no longer have a youthful brain, it is much fuller now. I do recognize that youth sees the same today as I did. Have you watched easy rider lately? I tried but it just did not hold my attention. Yet I did find positive value in it, that authority can be real wrong at times.
    These media viewings I bring up, aided my ability to question and think . My friends and I talked about our opinions and we had many a good discussion. I hope the youth of today experiences similar things.

    The Monkees had their own intrinsic value, but their successful media creation began a huge ball rolling that I see no sign of stopping. The created Idol. The managed celebrity. The prepackaged investment in Pop culture. The media Moguls are choosing the direction of youthful fads. The media owns, controls, and profits tremendously. Where is Kwai Chang Cane when you(th) needs him?

    I become more cynical. I see this exact type of packaging entering the political fields today. This election was one line of BS after the other.
    Managed, prepackaged, controlled, designed, manipulated, all catering to a low denominator.

    The media learned how to make and sell pop stars to our kids. Now they know how to sell pop politicians to them when they grow up.
    PM (Political Motors) is the new power in this country. Don’t ask-We sell- You buy. I hope I am way wrong, but I think the power of a manipulating media is way too sophisticated for youthful minds to easily pierce.
    And the media is getting so rich and powerful, I don’t think they will ever give it up. Billy Jack…..come back…..We need you :o)

    PS. I classify this as a ramble. I needs workins on my organizins.

  14. David,

    I could see how being younger than me when you saw Easy Rider could have made an impact back then. I was 25 when it came out and had already experienced the 3 murders of JFK, MLK and RFK as a young adult. They radicalized me and I’ve stayed that way. I hated the movie’s plot though loved its stars. I liked the Monkees music and watched the TV shows, even though it was a manipulation of artistry.

    Packaging of all sorts has become humanity’s way of life in this information age. However, mythmaking and propaganda are very old manipulative arts, whose effects are more obvious today than in the past because of the technology explosion. In my life I ‘ve been fortunate to allow myself to enjoy pop culture, while understanding its phony underbelly and I see you are in a similar place. That is why I can enjoy some of the crap on TV, while being always alert to the phonyness and manipulation. We need to understand the enemy and to paraphrase Pogo’s Walt Kelly: sometimes the enemy is us.

  15. No one has put more impediments in my path than I.
    It was my efforts and good fortune to have come to this realization.
    Two therapists were helpful guides, and many other things. I and my choices are no longer my worse enemy. Fate, fortune, chance, and me driving my “own bus” with my own eyes is the most freeing self determining actualization of my adulthood. WooHoo !! Any ruts I drive into are my responsibility. So simple, it’s my responsibility to drive out of them. …. Of course it’s best not to get stuck in them in the 1st place :o)

  16. All this talk about some weenie named justin. Just In, from New York! The Just Inn has a special on one night stands. You can get a view of Yankee Stadium from the roof but just in the 9th Inning. And so on.

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