A convicted murderer has described his failed plan to castrate and murder pop singer Justin Bieber.
Dana Martin hired a prison inmate and their cousin to kidnap, mutilate and murder the singer and his bodyguard in December, but the plan failed.
"I never really had empathy in my life," said Martin, perhaps in a bid to win a 'no sh-t' award in 2013.
Speaking to a journalist from behind bars for killing a 15-year-old, Martin said the reason he targeted Bieber "isn't just so people will know who I am. It's because he changed, and that made me angry."
Martin was angry that Bieber changed from being a humble and apparently talented little singer to a young man, despite growth being a common side-effect of puberty in teenage boys.
The other factor that drove his cruel plan was "wanting to be remembered for posterity, that is what is important to me," said Martin.
But the killer has some chilling final words for the young pop singer: "It's still on... This isn't going away," he said. The only thing that will convince Martin to give up, he says, is a face-to-face meeting with the singer. Which shows that, deep down, he's still a Bieber fan after all.