An incarcerated murderer who once plotted to kill Justin Bieber is at the center of an anthrax scare at a Vermont courthouse.
Officials at the courthouse in Barre, where Dana Martin was sentenced for killing a 15-year-old girl, received an envelope containing white powder and a note suggesting it was anthrax on Wednesday (17Aug16).
The envelope was marked as inmate correspondence from a Delaware prison, where Martin is serving 35 years-to-life.
He acknowledged the envelope contained nothing but foot powder when he was approached by prison officials.
The 48-year-old conspired to kill Bieber, the singer's bodyguard and two other people in Vermont while he was serving time in a New Mexico prison in 2012. Ironically, he was infatuated with the pop star and even had the image of his face tattooed on his leg. He told investigators he plotted to kill Justin because he hadn't responded to any of his letters.
He pleaded guilty to criminal solicitation to commit first-degree murder.
Martin was arrested in October, 2000 and charged with killing DeAndra Florucci and throwing her body from a bridge. He pleaded guilty in 2001.