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Bieber murder plot is deeper than the letters

In this 2006 photo released by the Leon County Sheriff's Office, Dana Martin is seen. Court documents in a New Mexico district court say Dana Martin told investigators he persuaded a man he met in prison and the man's nephew to kill Justin Bieber, Bieber's bodyguard and two others not connected to the pop star. Martin told investigators that Mark Staake and Tanner Ruane headed east, planning to be near a Bieber concert scheduled in New York City. They missed a turn and crossed into Canada from Vermont. Staake was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Ruane was arrested later. The two men face multiple charges stemming for the alleged plot. (AP Photo/Leon County Sheriff's Office)

Who the hell would want to kill Justin Bieber?

Stop that! I didn't ask for a show of hands and, hearing "Baby Baby" again is not a justification for murder. This is serious.

Dana Martin, an imprisoned man incarcerated in New Mexico, recently told authorities that he had persuaded two men to kill Bieber and his bodyguard. You may be curious what egregious, unforgivable act the super-star recording artist could have been guilty of to evoke that kind of violent plot against his life.

We are told that Martin explained he was angry at Bieber for "not responding to his fan letters." Now I understand that kind of rage. I feel it every day directed at Psy for loosing the dreaded "Gangnam Style" dance on the world, but would never revert to murder.

The convict obviously has strong feelings about Bieber beyond the music. He has a tatoo of the singer on his leg.

So the next time you and the family are watching "American Idol," be careful what you wish for.

I'm Pat McMahon.

About the Author

He's done it all -- and keeps doing it. His career in local Arizona radio and television dates back the late 60s. Pat always stimulates with his thought provoking, opinionated, and entertaining commentaries on the Arizona Morning News while hosting award-winning talkshows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The McMahon Group" features an unpredictable all-star panel where three people from the community get together and give their thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's where he talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multifaceted career as an actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, "The Wallace and Ladmo Show."

Through the many experiences of his professional life, Pat has been richly rewarded with 7 Emmys, major national and international radio awards as well as numerous civic, educational, religious and humanitarian awards. Pat was also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Ottawa University, the Arizona Broadcasters Lifetime achievement Award, and has his bronze likeness hanging in the rotunda of the Herberger Theater in recognition of his contributions to Communications & The Arts.


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