Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times
Justin Bieber was the target of a bizarre plot designed to kill the superstar and, according to some reports, deprive him of part of his anatomy.
A plan to kidnap and castrate the pop star at a Madison Square Garden performance last month in New York has been foiled by authorities.
The plan seems to have begun with Dana Martin, 45, who is serving two life sentences for the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl in Vermont in 2000.
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