Women, huh? You can’t live with them, you can’t arrange to have them killed. Seriously, we’re still trying to wrap our heads around the fact that As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis is currently being held in California on suspicion of hiring a hit man to kill his estranged wife. We’ll likely find out more tomorrow (9), when Lambesis is scheduled to be arraigned.
sdsherrif.net shows that he’s scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 tomorrow in Vista, CA, which is where he’s currently being held at the Vista Detention Facility. He’ll be arraigned on charges of solicitation to commit murder and conspiracy to commit a crime. If he’s found guilty, he’ll be in jail for a while, as just the “solicitation of another to commit murder” charge can land him in prison for 3-9 years. Lambesis and his wife Meggan have been separated since September, when she filed for divorce. The couple have three adopted children.
It’s pretty indefensable if Lambesis actually plotted to have his wife killed. He certainly bulked up between The Powerless Rise and Awakened, but even if he was out of his mind on steroids, that doesn’t make it any less horrific that the singer would try to kill a woman that he’s raised three children with.
While no announcement has been made yet, it’s safe to assume that As I Lay Dying won’t be touring with Killswitch Engage, as they’d been scheduled to. That tour kicks off on May 30.