As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis pleaded guilty today, Feb. 25, to solicitation of murder for his role in a murder-for-hire plot to kill his estranged wife, who is also the mother of Lambesis' three adopted children. As a result of his guilty plea, Lambesis may be facing nine years in prison and a $10,000 fine, according to ABC 10 News in San Diego. He will be formally sentenced on May 2, reports Lambgoat.
We've got an update on the Tim Lambesis murder-for-hire case. The As I Lay Dying vocalist's next court appearance has been postponed yet again, but some incredibly comprehensive details have been released telling the story of how Lambesis allegedly solicited a hitman to murder the vocalist's wife.
As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis was in a California courtroom this morning for a readiness conference related to charges against him for allegedly trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife. The purpose of a readiness conference, also known as a pre-trial conference, is for the defense counsel and prosecutor to discuss the case, and see if it can be resolved through a plea bargain.
During yesterday's hearing in which it was determined that As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis would indeed stand trial on murder-for-hire charges, there were some big revelations about the case. An investigation of the vocalist's home apparently turned up dozens of vials of steroids and thousands of dollars in cash. Also, a trainer from Lambesis' gym testified in court against the musician, claiming that Lambesis had approached him about finding a hit man to kill the singer's estranged wife.
As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis was released on $2 million bail in late June after his alleged involvement in a murder-for-hire plot against his estranged wife. As part of the bail conditions, Lambesis was put under house arrest and is required to wear a GPS device to track his whereabouts, but the singer has been granted a release from house arrest to attend physical therapy.
As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis has issued his first public comments since being arrested on murder-for-hire charges. On Sunday (July 7) Lambesis posted a lengthy statement on his Tumblr page, claiming that he will someday tell the entire story of his legal battle from his own point of view, but Lambesis' post was taken down early this morning (July 8).