AS I LAY DYING Frontman Tim Lambesis' Attorney Discusses Murder-For-Hire Plot Arrest In Artisan News Report
May 11, 2013, a year ago
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Originally reported by Reuters, Tim Lambesis, lead singer for AS I LAY DYING, was arrested on May 7th over accusations he sought the help of an undercover detective to have his estranged wife killed, police said.
An Artisan News report is available below featuring comments from Lambesis' attorney Anthony Salerno, who discusses the case and reveals why he believes it's possible Lambesis was set up:
Lambesis appeared tired and expressionless in the Vista courtroom Thursday. Lambesis, in custody since his arrest Tuesday, was ordered to be held on $3 million bail after a quick arraignment in a Vista courtroom. The frontman for the Christian metal group As I Lay Dying, entered a not guilty plea to one charge of solicitation of murder.
Lambesis, an alum of Santa Fe Christian High School, was just about to join a summer tour with the band when he was arrested in Oceanside by San Diego County sheriff's deputies. Prosecutors claim Lambesis approached someone from his gym on April 23rd and allegedly asked if the person knew anyone who could kill his wife. The metal rocker was motivated because he felt it would be better for the children to have a healthy relationship with one parent prosecutors allege.
Then on May 7th, he met with an undercover agent named “Red”. Lambesis allegedly told the agent that he wanted his wife "gone" and to "never see her again" prosecutors said.
Watch video of Lambesis' arraignment below, and read NBC San Diegio's full report at this location.