AS I LAY DYING - Tim Lambesis Set For New Bail Review Today
May 17, 2013, a year ago
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San Diego Reader's Eva Knott reports:
A judge will hear new argument (today), regarding the bail amount for Tim Lambesis, who is currently held in lieu of $3 million.
Timothy Peter Lambesis, 32, who is lead singer for the band AS I LAY DYING, was charged last week with trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife.
Lambesis was (yesterday) granted a new bail review hearing in San Diego’s North County Superior Courthouse, according to the District Attorney’s office. The hearing is set for (today), Friday May 17th, at 1:30 PM, before the Honorable Judge David Berry.
More details of the case will likely be revealed when attorneys argue their position before the judge, one trying to prevent release of the defendant and one trying to get bail lowered to a reachable figure.
Read the full story at this location.
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. Lambesis, in custody since his arrest, 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.