Tim Lambesis

Allegedly, Tim Lambesis, member of As I Lay Dying, Austrian Death Machine, & Pyrithion, tried to hire a hitman, who was really an undercover detective, to kill his wife. Via San Diego County Sheriff’s Dept:

Tim Lambesis, lead singer and co-founder for the heavy metal band, “As I Lay Dying” was arrested without incident today, May 7, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. in a retail business on Vista Way in Oceanside. Lambesis is charged with Solicitation of Another to Commit Murder. 

Information came to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department on May 2 that Lambesis was soliciting another individual to kill his estranged wife, who resides in Encinitas. The Encinitas Detectives, The San Diego Fugitive Task Force and the Sheriff’s Special Investigation Division investigators immediately initiated an investigation.

The investigation culminated this afternoon, when Lambesis solicited an undercover detective to kill his wife. He was then arrested, transported to the Encinitas Station, and booked into the Vista Detention Facility.

Um, WHAT?! I really really hope that this didn’t happen. I talked to the guy, and it’s hard to believe somebody could do something like this, but everyone has their secrets. The story is legit though, with official sources from San Diego County Sheriff’s Dept. and Reuters reporting the story. More info as we get it.

-SS