The last we heard from As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis, he was on his way to jail after being found guilty of hiring a hitman to kill his wife (unless you count his ironic Father’s Day greeting on Twitter, that is). While he’s been sentenced for six years, next week, Lambesis and his lawyers are expected back in court to argue that his time spent on house arrest will count as part of his sentence. “There will be a hearing on July 18th to determine if the time Lambesis spent on house arrest will count as credits towards his prison term,” prosecutor Claudia Grasso stated in an email. According to radio.com, the hearing will take place next Friday (18), at 9:30am, under the same judge that sentenced him back in May, the Honorable Judge Carlos Armour. Lambesis had been on house arrest since June of last year until he was found guilty in May.
Radio.com also cites an interview with his probation officer two weeks before his sentencing in which he claims “there is not a day that goes by that I don’t wish I could undo this”:
An apology to Meggan does not seem like enough to make it up to her. I don’t have any animosity towards her and I have deep remorse…. We had a difficult separation…. I was trying to fight for my kids through the courts but was not seeing any results. I felt helpless and I began to feel desperate…. I was in a different mindset due to the separation and custody experience and my mind was altered due to the steroid use. My steroid use was affecting many decisions in my life. I am not a risk to her (Meggan) in the slightest way…. If you look at the majority of my life, this was out of character for me. I don’t have a history of violence. I have never been an angry person. Given the potential of my future, I feel that I can be an asset to others if I am allowed to remain in the community.
In the meantime, his former band members are pressing on with Wovenwar, whose debut, self titled album will be out on August 4th.