As I Lay Dying - Frontman Arrested In Murder Plot Against Wife (Update II)


UPDATE on 10.05.2013: There have been new developments on the Tim Lambesis' case. Remember that he was arrested for allegedly seeking the help of an undercover detective to have his estranged wife killed. UT San Diego is now reporting that he has pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in Vista Superior Court to a single count of solicitation for murder. He faces up to nine years in prison if convicted.

During the arraignment, Judge Martin Staven set Lambesis' bail at $3 million. If he posts bail, the judge said, Lambesis will have to surrender his passport and wear a GPS device to monitor his whereabouts. Staven also ordered the defendant to stay away from his wife, Meggan Lambesis, and their three children. You can watch a video of the arraignment over here.

Several of Lambesis' family members and friends, including some of his bandmates, appeared at the hearing Thursday. Many of them submitted letters to the judge showing their support for the defendant.

Prosecutors said a recording exists of Lambesis giving the officer an envelope with cash, home gate codes and pictures of Meggan, alleging the musician told the officer to kill her while he was with their children in order to establish an alibi. Deputy District Attorney Claudia Grosso alleged that Lambesis had also engaged in extramarital affairs and emailed Meggan to state he had fallen out of love with her and stopped believing in God.

The alleged target of the plot, Lambesis' wife, told the judge she feared for her life and was unsure if there were additional hits put out on her. Lambesis' attorney disputed those claims, saying his client did not intend to harm anyone and calling the case the result of a "scumbag snitch setup."

A readiness hearing was set for June 10th and preliminary hearing for July 10th.






UPDATE on 09.05.2013: As I Lay Dying have finally released a statement concerning the recent situation involving their frontman Tim Lambesis who was arrested allegedly after seeking the help of an undercover detective to have his estranged wife killed.

The band commented on the matter: "To our fans, as we post this, the legal process is taking its course and we have no more information than you do. There are many unanswered questions, and the situation will become clearer in the coming days and weeks. We'll keep you informed as best we can.

Our thoughts right now are with Tim, his family, and with everyone else affected by this terrible situation - and with our fans, whom we love and draw strength from. Thank you for understanding, and as always, for your support of As I Lay Dying. Jordan, Nick, Phil, and Josh."



Original news, published on 08.05.2013

This all sounds like a crazy movie, but according to Reuters, As I Lay Dying frontman and co-founder of the band Tim Lambesis was arrested on Tuesday in California at an Oceanside business on charges that he sought the help of a hitman to murder his estranged wife, who resides in Encinitas. The band in recent days had been touring in Asia.

Police had previously learned Lambesis was looking for someone to carry out the killing, San Diego County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Jan Caldwell said. "The information came to us late last week. We acted quickly on it. I believe that we averted a great tragedy," she said.

Lambesis' wife, Meggan, reportedly filed papers in San Diego Superior Court in September 2012 seeking a dissolution of marriage.

Tim Lambesis is now expected to appear in court for an arraignment on Wednesday or Thursday. Neither the band nor their label Metal Blade have made any comment as of now.

The Sheriff's department official statement



[Also thanks to WorpeX for sending in this news!]


Source: reuters.com
Band profile: As I Lay Dying
 
Posted: 10.05.2013 by DaMaGeR


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10.05.2013 - 20:58
DoomGuild
Written by Boxcar Willy on 10.05.2013 at 16:37

The real losers here are his kids. Sucks they have to be put through this.

It almost seems like they have been suffering for a while now.
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10.05.2013 - 21:14
Machiavelli
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Yeah, when I stopped believing in all that religious nonsense I too immediately thought murder was cool... I fucking hate all those ignorant conservative religious nutjobs that live down there in SoCal.
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11.05.2013 - 00:20
Ritual_Suicide
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Written by RottingDeathHead on 10.05.2013 at 22:08

Hey maybe the lady is a complete bitch or a gold digger, if she was I'd understand why he'd want to do it. Not saying he should have, just that I understand.


Putting the blatant sexism of your comment aside, the only time killing another person is acceptable is in self-defense.
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11.05.2013 - 05:26
Black Conundrum
Written by RottingDeathHead on 11.05.2013 at 02:46

Written by Guest on 11.05.2013 at 00:20

Written by RottingDeathHead on 10.05.2013 at 22:08

Hey maybe the lady is a complete bitch or a gold digger, if she was I'd understand why he'd want to do it. Not saying he should have, just that I understand.


Putting the blatant sexism of your comment aside, the only time killing another person is acceptable is in self-defense.

Yeah thanks for the life lesson, but would have been much better off if you wouldn't have wasted your time quoting me.

With all due respect, those two comments are extremely rude, pathetic, and unproductive. If you're trying to be funny, then the attempts are falling flat, and they come off instead as just shallow, gratuiotous disrespect for others.
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11.05.2013 - 05:39
Boxcar Willy
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Written by Black Conundrum on 11.05.2013 at 05:26

With all due respect, those two comments are extremely rude, pathetic, and unproductive. If you're trying to be funny, then the attempts are falling flat, and they come off instead as just shallow, gratuiotous disrespect for others.

Don't bother, he won't change. He's afraid it will ruin his metal dumbass image.
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11.05.2013 - 06:14
Machiavelli
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Written by RottingDeathHead on 11.05.2013 at 02:46

Written by Guest on 11.05.2013 at 00:20

Written by RottingDeathHead on 10.05.2013 at 22:08

Hey maybe the lady is a complete bitch or a gold digger, if she was I'd understand why he'd want to do it. Not saying he should have, just that I understand.


Putting the blatant sexism of your comment aside, the only time killing another person is acceptable is in self-defense.

Yeah thanks for the life lesson, but would have been much better off if you wouldn't have wasted your time quoting me.


Dude, it is obvious you have women issues... I hope you don't have any female relationships... otherwise I recommend you smoke some weed and try to connect with your humanity.
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11.05.2013 - 06:44
Maco
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Oh man what a year. but about the wife, what kind of reasons will have to try to kill her.
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12.05.2013 - 02:02
MaiSweettShaadow
As I lay in Prision
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13.05.2013 - 20:41
Slayer666
Written by Guest on 09.05.2013 at 01:02


Do yourself in, stupid psycho.


Well, someone needs to get all that sand out of their vagina and learn what this interesting new phenomenon called "a joke" is...
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13.05.2013 - 23:50
TastetheSin
Written by Boxcar Willy on 10.05.2013 at 16:37

The real losers here are his kids. Sucks they have to be put through this.

Luckily for them they're not really his kids.
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19.05.2013 - 11:02
lightndw
Wow. How does one go from Christian all the way to stopping believing in God and wanting to kill? Metal corrupted him just like it did to many a Christian bands it's the only logical explanation. Or maybe he wasn't a true Christian in the first place. Look at the band's name and I've seen some t-shirts with all seeing eye symbolism and illuminati pyramids.

Actually I checked the lyrics to his latest album and they aren't Christian at all.
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20.05.2013 - 19:39
a MasT
As I Lay with my Prison Daddy.
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21.05.2013 - 00:05
Silent Creeper
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Almost as I predicted in one of the earlier posts; his lawyer will try to put blame on withdrawal from steroid abuse.
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21.05.2013 - 02:34
psykometal
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Written by Silent Creeper on 21.05.2013 at 00:05

Almost as I predicted in one of the earlier posts; his lawyer will try to put blame on withdrawal from steroid abuse.

Well, it is kind of the defense attorney's job to find some way (any way) to get their client out of the charges.
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21.05.2013 - 09:23
Silent Creeper
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Written by psykometal on 21.05.2013 at 02:34

Written by Silent Creeper on 21.05.2013 at 00:05

Almost as I predicted in one of the earlier posts; his lawyer will try to put blame on withdrawal from steroid abuse.

Well, it is kind of the defense attorney's job to find some way (any way) to get their client out of the charges.

That's true. I am actually more surprised by the fact that so few people noticed or at least suspected that he was (ab)using steroids. I mean if you just compare one of his earlier photos with newer ones, you'll quickly notice that his body transformation is way to radical to happen in such a short time without any suspicious substances. First time I suspected this was when I saw them as a support group on tour with Amon Amarth.
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21.05.2013 - 19:01
psykometal
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Written by Silent Creeper on 21.05.2013 at 09:23

That's true. I am actually more surprised by the fact that so few people noticed or at least suspected that he was (ab)using steroids. I mean if you just compare one of his earlier photos with newer ones, you'll quickly notice that his body transformation is way to radical to happen in such a short time without any suspicious substances. First time I suspected this was when I saw them as a support group on tour with Amon Amarth.

I did notice he looked radically larger in some pics I saw of him online when I discovered Pyrithion and started getting back into As I Lay Dying. But before that though I hadn't looked at pics/vids of the band/Tim in a couple years so I figured he must've just gotten really into bodybuilding over the last couple years.
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