Update: Guitarist Nick Hipa has posted his own statement claiming that the detailed statement below may have just come from Tim Lambesis himself. While not denying the information revealed in the lengthy essay, Hipa makes it clear that the rest of the band had nothing to do with the statement released on the band's official website. We suggest you still read the statement below, but get all the details on this new development here.
For nearly a year, the future of As I Lay Dying has been in question. Vocalist Tim Lambesis will soon be sentenced after pleading guilty to murder-for-hire charges and the remaining band members have been posting various sound clips along with a mysterious new symbol. However, As I Lay Dying have finally released a statement addressing what is planned for their musical future.
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.
Regardless of the outcome of his upcoming murder-for-hire trial, As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis may have more trouble on his hands. According to Lambgoat.com, Lambesis' estranged wife is seeking over $2 million in a civil suit that was filed back in August.
As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis made a brief appearance in a Vista, Calif., courtroom Wednesday (Nov. 13) where he learned that a tentative trial date has been set for March 2014 on charges that he plotted to have his estranged wife murdered.
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 singer Tim Lambesis is due in court yet again. Facing very serious charges for allegedly attempting to hire a hit man to kill the his estranged wife, Lambesis will report to the North County Superior Courthouse in Vista, Calif. on Friday, Aug. 2.
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