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10 Celebs Who Survived Shocking Assassination Attempts

9. Justin Bieber

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This bizarre plot to murder Justin Bieber was hatched by convicted killer Dana Martin, who had become obsessed with the pop singer, even going so far as to have a picture of Bieber tattooed on his leg.

While in prison for the rape and murder of a teenage girl, Martin is alleged to have put a £1,500 bounty on each of Justin Bieber's testicles. He also convinced fellow inmate Mark Staake to carry out this plot upon his release.

Following his release from prison Staake and his nephew, Tanner Ruane, planned to castrate and murder the singer. They are believed to have travelled to New York and aimed to track down Bieber following a concert in November 2012.

However before the plan could come to fruition Martin, for unknown reasons, told his prison guards of the plot. Following this both Staake and Ruane were arrested and charged with attempting an assassination.

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