Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying Arrested In Murder For Hire Plot
Tim Lambesis, lead singer for the heavy metal band As I Lay Dying, has been accused of seeking help from an undercover cop to have his estranged wife murdered, according to police.
UPDATE: The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department has issued a press release, confirming the details. It states 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.”
You can view the full press release below.
Original story follows:
Apparently Tim Lambesis of metal band As I Lay Dying has attempted to have his wife killed. It seems he sought out someone to commit the act, and that person just happened to be an undercover police officer.
According to a statement from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, thirty-two year old Lambesis (who also sings for the bands Austrian Death Machine and Pyrithion) was taken into custody on Tuesday in Oceanside, California, after attempting to solicit help from the detective. Apparently, police had previously learned Lambesis was seeking someone who could commit the crime, according to the department.
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.”
Caldwell stated that since this is an ongoing investigation, she could not disclose any details about why Lambesis might have wanted to have his wife murdered or how the police gained information about what they described as his murder plan.
Lambesis’ wife, Meggan, filed divorce papers in San Diego Superior Court in September 2012 seeking a dissolution of marriage, according to an online court database.
This is hard to believe, as Tim always came off as a really nice guy. Hopefully this isn’t where that Kickstarter money was going… We’ll definitely keep you updated as the story develops.