2012 was a simpler time where Justin Bieber merely threw water bottles at the paparazzi. One day into 2013, he's stepped it up to killing them. More or less.

Though the singer wasn't on the scene, a Los Angeles photographer was accidentally killed while attempting to get his picture. The murder began when Justin Bieber loaned his Ferrari to rapper Lil Twist, who was later pulled over for speeding. The photographer arrived on the scene hoping to get a very interesting picture of Justin Bieber receiving a speeding ticket. However, police instructed the photographer to return to his car. He was struck and killed by an SUV while doing so.

Bieber's people released the following statement:
"While I was not present nor directly involved with this tragic accident, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim," Bieber said in a statement.

"Hopefully this tragedy will finally inspire meaningful legislation and whatever other necessary steps to protect the lives and safety of celebrities, police officers, innocent public bystanders, and the photographers themselves."

As long as that legislation doesn't penalize celebrities for throwing shit at photographers. (NY Daily News)