The world is scary place and if your a superstar being in the "lime-light"  can put you in even more danger.  Sometimes fans can be extreme, even commit murder and shockingly enough, Justin Bieber was about to be a tragic victim.

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Thank God his so called fan had a change of heart, because Justin would have met the same fate as John Lennon.  According to reports, a man by the name of Dana Martin hired a hit-man to not only murder the 18-year old singing sensation, but castrate him.  Ironically enough Mr. Martin is currently serving two life sentences at Las Cruces prison in New Mexico for the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl in 2000.

Police say he had a dark obsession with Bieber, even going so far as to tattoo the 18-year-old pop phenom on his leg.  New Mexico's KRQE  broke the story yesterday and reported that Martin hired another man whom he knew from prison by the name of Mark Staake, to carry out the assassination.  From their Mr. Staake recruited his nephew, Taylor Ruane, for the job.  Together the two planned to execute Justin while he was in New York this past November for a sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden.

God was with Justin, because while on his way to New York, Mr. Staake was arrested in Vermont for outstanding warrants before he could carry out the plot.  However, his nephew Ruane was determined to finish the job, but Dana Martin apparently had second thoughts and came forward to police.  Authorities were somehow able to pick up Ruane, who by this time had made it to New York, before he could kill Jusitin.

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How horrifying is that?  To think this kid was about to be murder for no reason is absolutely mind blowing.   Talk about close calls.