New details in the plot to kill Justin Bieber have emerged.
An audio file of the conversation between Dana Martin, a convicted murderer, and Tanner Ruane have been released.
Police told ABC News’ Albuquerque affiliate KOAT that inmate Dana Martin, who is doing time at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility for the murder and rape of a 15-year-old girl, was the mastermind behind the plot.
Police said he directed a former jailhouse friend in Vermont, Mark Staake, and Staake’s nephew, Tanner Ruane, to carry out the kidnapping and murder.
“Did he go over the Bieber thing with you?” Martin asked Ruane in a taped phone conversation.
“Nah. The way I like to work dude, I like to know as little as possible,” Ruane replied in the recording. “He’s gonna use one of the things you gave him, and then he’s gonna take care of it.”
Authorities at the correctional facility said “take care of it” is the same as murder.
But that’s not all the men allegedly planned to do.
“We went and bought the hedge clippers,” Ruane was heard saying on the audio recording. “You’re gonna give me 5 large ($5,000) for each one I get.”
Police said the men planned to use the clippers to castrate Bieber and his bodyguard in New York City.
Martin also allegedly instructed the men to suffocate their victims with his signature paisley scarf.
“Tie it really tight, and that cuts off all the oxygen, and then tie it in the back again, really tight. That seals the deal,” Martin said in a taped phone conversation.
As for the motive, Martin was obsessed with the pop star, and he was upset that Bieber hadn’t responded to letters Martin had written to him.
via ABC News