Posted by Anna On Mai - 8 - 2013

Im ersten Moment klingt es wie ein schlechter Scherz, scheint aber leider die traurige Wahrheit zu sein. Wie mittlerweile diverse Online-Portale berichten, wurde Tim Lambesis, Sänger von u.a. AS I LAY DYING, am Dienstagabend verhaftet. Im wird vorgerworfen, einen Undercover Detective damit beauftragt zu haben, seine Frau zu ermorden.

Hier die Newsmeldung von

“The frontman of the locally based heavy metal band As I Lay Dying was arrested Tuesday, accused of trying to hire someone to kill his wife.
Tim Lambesis, who is the lead singer and co-founder of the band, asked an undercover detective on Tuesday afternoon to murder his estranged wife, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Authorities said Lambesis was arrested at an Oceanside business without incident.

Officials said they learned last Thursday that Lambesis had solicited someone to kill his wife, who is an Encinitas resident, and that they immediately began an investigation.

A search of court records has determined that Lambesis’ wife, Meggan, filed for divorce in North County last September.
SoundDiego contributor Tim Pyles of FM 94/9 was shocked by the news.

“He’s not the idealistic young Christian kid he once was, apparently,” Pyles said. “Beause that’s what [As I Lay Dying] are: a straight-edged Christian metal band. He was a nice guy. I’ve had him on my show a couple times over the years. I just spoke to him via Facebook the last couple months about having him come on to talk about his latest record.”

Pyles said he wouldn’t be the only one disturbed by the news.

“I‘m bummed,” Pyles said. “There’s a lot of people who look up to him. He’s just broken a lot of hearts if it’s true.”

As I Lay Dying formed more than a decade ago and released eight albums, including the Grammy-nominated An Ocean Between Us, which came out in 2007, according to band publicity. The band is also a mainstay of the San Diego Music Awards, nominated last year for Best Hard Rock Album for Decas, and winning for Best Hard Rock the year before that. In 2008, 2007 and 2005, the band took home the SDMA statuettes for Artist of the Year. The band had been slated to go on a cross-country tour with Massachusetts metal band Killswitch Engage later this month.

Lambesis has been charged with solicitation of another to commit murder. He has been booked into the Vista Detention Facility.”

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