Whatever your opinion of Justin Bieber, an insane plot to murder and castrate the teen phenom, which was recently hatched by a convicted killer, is going way too far. Couldn't he just refuse to buy Bieber's records instead?

According to authorities, Dana Martin, a New Mexico inmate convicted of the 2000 murder of a 15-year-old girl, sent two men to kill Bieber at his recent Madison Square Garden show in New York City.

The plan called for ex-con Mark Staake and his nephew Tanner Ruane to kill and castrate both Bieber and his bodyguard with pruning shears, but it all came undone when Martin confessed the details to police. Using this information, cops were able to nab the two ne'er-do-wells in Vermont in November.

All three men now face two counts each of conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit aggravated battery. Cops also say that Martin, who has a tattoo of Bieber on his leg, had become "infatuated" with the pop star. No kidding. Next time, maybe he should just join the Belieber Fan Club like everyone else.