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As I Lay Dying Vocalist Tim Lambesis Arrested For Trying To Have His Estranged Wife Killed (Updated)

A report on Reuters has word that As I Lay Dying/Austrian Death Machine, etc. frontman Tim Lambesis has been arrested after attempting to hire a hitman to kill his estranged wife.

Lambesis was taken into custody in Oceanside, CA today, Tuesday, May 07th, after attempting to solicit her murder via an undercover detective. A report on Fox 5 San Diego alleges that the police were investigating him since this past Thursday after first learning of his plot.

The authorities are said to have then laid the above-mentioned trap. He has been booked in Vista Detention Facility where he is currently being held on the charges. According to utsandiego.com, Lambesis‘ ex filed for divorce on September 20th of 2012.

Lambesis had most recently just raised over $78,000 dollars via this crowdfunding campaign for a new album from Austrian Death Machine.

Update – May 07th 8:19pm:

The official press release on the matter via the Public Affairs Unit of the San Diego County Sherrif’s Department has gone live here, it reads:

“Tim Lambesis, lead singer and co-founder for the heavy metal band, “As I Lay Dying” was arrested without incident today, May 7, 2013, at 2:00p.m. in a retail business on Vista Way in Oceanside. Lambesis is charged with Solicitation of Another to Commit Murder.

Information came to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department on May 2nd that Lambesis was soliciting another individual to kill his estranged wife, who resides in Encinitas. The Encinitas Detectives, The San Diego Fugitive Task Force and the Sheriff’s Special Investigation Division investigators immediately initiated an investigation.

The investigation culminated this afternoon, when Lambesis solicited an undercover detective to kill his wife. He was then arrested, transported to the Encinitas Station and booked into the Vista Detention Facility.”

Comments

  • ethos

    this is dildos

    • ethos

      frankly, this is hard to believe considering how he comes across in his interviews.

  • TheBDanAbstract

    Dude has been in Europe and Asia since before the turn of the month. Did he do this from overseas, or did the police wait until last Thursday to give a shit?

    • SiX50SiD

      hmmmm…

      • SiX50SiD

        I feel for this year’s Mother’s day……

    • http://www.facebook.com/DanHoward JunBringer

      I was wondering the same thing.

  • Dax

    Well, at least he can still get my initials tattooed on his ass (from his crowd funding campaign). Holy crap.

  • Fred Fred Burger (Darkdevout)

    well honestly if he actually called a hit on his wife my respect for him would be non existent, high or not. We’ll see how this goes.

  • Borc

    As My Wife Lays Dying…..I’ll see myself out.

    • SiX50SiD

      and well expected…I would not want to be a part of this shit.

  • Cyanidenailbomb

    Well that’s unexpected…

  • Stereotypical Evil Archer

    QUADRUPLE BRUTAL!

    What a dumb-fuck, if this is true.

  • adamonfire

    What the fuck. What the fuck?

    What the fuck. :*-(

  • nymets71087

    Well, this has certainly been an interesting day.

  • ethos

    goddamn, i need to find out what the hell is happening here. if he actually did this then i don’t think my faith in the human race can survive

    • Stereotypical Evil Archer

      Cocaine is a helluva drug.

      • SiX50SiD

        you ALWAYS SAY THAT!

    • http://www.facebook.com/DanHoward JunBringer

      He just did that video about Pyrithion and he came across like such a cool dude as he always does. Dude really inspired me at times, so I hope this isn’t true.

    • My Farts Linger

      You have faith in the human race?

  • Borc

    You know they say things like this happen in three’s. So we’ve had Frankie get his shit shocked, this murder scheme, if we’re lucky Five Finger Death Punch will break up before that double album comes out.

    • ethos

      unfortunately the new falling in reverse makes up the last of the three

    • adamonfire
      • WURST

        I just read this on the shitter a few minutes ago. What the fuck is wrong with him? Does he just NOT want to play football and make bank or does he just want to be a straight up piece of shit?

      • BlueBalls

        Titus killed his chances to play in the NFL a while ago. The Lions let him go after he revealed himself as a complete fucking head case. The only other team that even took a look at him was the Rams but I don’t think they ever offered him a contract. I doubt he would’ve earned a place on a practice squad next season, even before the arrests.

      • WURST

        The Rams signed him but it only lasted a week or so before they waived him. Actually, if he would have chilled the fuck out he would have been the Rams #1 wideout. His career is pretty much over now.

      • BloodyBoneKummer

        Now he can spend his day getting stoned with Charles Rogers (another wide receiver the Lions drafted that could stop from ruining his own career)

      • BloodyBoneKummer

        Couldn’t. (sorry I’m as high as those 2)

      • adamonfire

        I actually still see people wear Rogers jerseys at games every once and awhile, it’s very strange. Same thing with Harrington. But considering Titus was kicked off his college team for a year, the Lions should’ve known better to take him. He also said he’s better than Calvin, and on top of that we all know he’s got a kid considering he insisted to have the “Sr.’ put on the back of his jersey so way to look out for Jr.

  • trd743

    What the actual fuck man. I can’t really see this being legit. Either this is true and he was a total 180 of what he portrayed, or someone seriously has it out for him. I hope this is just some fabricated bullshit.

    • SiX50SiD

      My intuition is leaning on “dumb-ass!”

  • cheechorama

    This seems so ridiculous. Does anyone know anything about his “estranged wife”? I’ve never seen or heard much of her…

    • ethos

      she was shown a bunch of times in their dvd.

  • derris

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO i was really looking forward to the new austrian death machine album :(

    • 36aaronFists

      I donated for that, I still better get my CD and shit damn it!

  • BloodyBoneKummer

    He’s just trying to turn his life into a movie that Arnold Schwarzenegger can star in.

  • http://facebook.com/convers dan12con

    Well that’s not very Christian.

    • Stereotypical Evil Archer

      Christianity is a helluva drug.

    • UhMilhouse

      Maybe he just really wanted his wife to get to meet Jesus.

  • Stereotypical Evil Archer

    HGH, testosterone, steroids…

  • http://comingupmilhouse.com/ Ganglor

    For a guy who impersonates Arnold Schwarzenegger via Austrian Death Machine, it’s a really pussy move to hire someone to kill your wife instead of doing it yourself. Fucking girly man…

  • TheMediaProphet

    Fuck, Ian Watkins is a child molestor, Tim Lambesis is now potentially a muderer, Chi Cheng and Jeff Hanneman have died… God damnit people, can we stop already? This isn’t rap!

    • Lifeseclipse

      You didn’t even mention Device winning at Golden Gods. Metal is in srs trouble right now!

  • cma3585

    FFS, no Pyrithion full length either. What a day.

    • adamonfire

      I was digging what I’ve heard, was hoping for a tour. While there are obviously larger issues at play, this loss is a bummer on top of what I presume will be AILD getting dropped from the KSE tour.

      • cma3585

        I thought of that as well…MMI and Affiance are already boring enough as it is, I’d hate to see another generic metalcore band thrown in the mix to direct support Killswitch, unless it was possibly God Forbid or someone like that.

      • http://www.facebook.com/DanHoward JunBringer

        It could be fun to have somebody good fill in for Tim on the tour.

  • Relentless_Beating

    Who’s going to lead the metalcore pack now if we have no more AILD?

    • Relentless_Beating

      Forgot we still have KSE.

    • BlueBalls

      Can we hire a hitman to kill the genre?

      • Relentless_Beating

        I’ll put in for that.

  • MyDarkPassenger

    This is fucking insane and random. For all you guys hoping its a misunderstanding, he asked a cop to kill his wife. Unless he gets off on a technicality, there’s little chance he’ll see another free day until he’s a fairly old man. What a waste of talent in a country where divorce and prenuptial agreements are so readily available.

    Also, those who crowd funded the new ADM record need not wonder where their money was headed.

    • trd743

      Makes sense with the crowd funding now that I think about it lol.

    • Moxy? Oh, Brian

      actually, i think the max he could get if convicted is less than ten years.

  • satan rx

    this really upsets me and is hard to believe. hiring a hitman is just plain stupid. i mean the only person thats ever done it and gotten away with was oj simpson. wtf was tim thinking?! hope the new record gets released anyways.

    • cma3585

      So what you’re saying is Tim needs to hire Johnny Cochran so we see some more material? “If the sleeve don’t fit, you acquit.”

      • satan rx

        if only johnny was still alive. maybe if tims lucky he can get a pardon when arnold becomes president. im just confused as fuck about this. really !

      • satan rx

        if only johnny was still alive. maybe if tims lucky he can get a pardon when arnold becomes president. im just confused as fuck about this. really! fuckin blowing my mind

  • star_AD

    Christian Death Machine

  • GOOGLECOUGARCHAMPION

    This is bullshit, that guy doesn’t make enough money to hire a decent hit man.

    • ethos
      • Lifeseclipse

        They didn’t call him Tim Lam-business for nothing!

      • kturl69

        Hi, I’m looking for Ray Finkle…and a clean pair of shorts.

      • imavampireimavampireimavampire

        Maybe I’m missing something here, but why did he start a campaign to have fans raise money if he’s worth milions?

      • My Farts Linger

        I’m sure that website is without a single flaw.

    • Vautour

      If he’d hired a DECENT hitman, he wouldn’t be in trouble now.

  • dagger666

    Am hoping there’s some mix up . . . this is just too random.

  • jampola

    We all know where the proceeds of that Kick starter were going!

  • ozarka

    From what I gathered, the guy is worth about 15M. AILD is notorious for selling the shit out of their merch and having a solid fanbase.. they milked the metalcore trend seemingly perfect for around 8 years or so. I would hear stories about them rolling with 18 wheelers of products to sell. they had more designs and variations than most bands.. on par with maiden….

    If he got married before fame, and if it was longer than 10 years prior, ‘community property’ laws in CA state that his wife is entitled to half his money.

    $7,500,000. and that’s after its been taxed.

    IF i had to guess… and i’m a nobody so flame on.. but ya..he got into some new pussy, she found out, he probably tried to deal her out, she probably got an attorney, and then he was checkmated for <=50% of his net worth.

    But trying to kill her? That's just bizarre. Maybe it was a setup? or a publicity stunt?

    Normally I might.. MIGHT say "that's pretty metal.." but being that he's with the Zombie Squad and all.. if he's convicted he will face immense criticism

    • Aggroculture

      NOW this story starts to make a little more sense. But 15M? A shitty band like As I Lay Dying? Incredible.

      • Brell

        Maybe the entire band’s net worth is 15m, or Tim came from a wealthy family & got an inheritance. But one band member making 15m off of the band, no way.

      • ethos
      • http://www.facebook.com/DanHoward JunBringer

        He plays a large role in the writing of the music and lyrics, thus he’ll make more from record sales at least, though that tends to not be much these days.

      • Moxy? Oh, Brian

        it’s basically His band. he also runs a recording studio and a record label, if I’m not mistaken.

    • My Farts Linger

      From what you gathered? You mean from visiting the website that ethos just posted a link to? Here’s a link to a site that proves I have a 13 inch penis: http://www.retardsbelieveeverythingonthefuckinginternet.com

      But, seriously, all of those sites have a disclaimer that reads something like this, “All information presented on CelebrityNetWorth.com is gathered from sources which are thought to be reliable, but the viewer should not assume that such information is up to date or completely accurate or final. CelebrityNetWorth does not assume responsibility for any errors in the information it presents on this site. All information on this site is based solely on public information and is subject to change without notice.”

      “Thought” to be reliable…personally, I prefer to regurgitate information that I “know” is reliable.

      • kturl69

        You know, as soon as I saw that he was “worth” 14 million, I did not believe that for a second. I often look up “famous” people and see the networth and most of the time it seems accurate. However, Corey Taylor and David Draiman are listed at 10 million. Not saying I’m a fan but I highly doubt Tim is worth more than either of them. Honestly, I thought Corey would be worth way more than both of them. Not sure how accurate that site is…

      • kturl69

        P.S. My dude Huey Lewis is only worth 6 million more than Mr. Lambesis? That’s a lie if I ever read one.

      • My Farts Linger

        My bad, you posted that prior to ethos posting the link. Either way, it’s bullshit.

      • ethos

        to be fair, he has a nice fucking house

  • DexterMorgan

    This is exactly what happens when you don’t follow the code.

  • LunyAlex

    Between Palmeri’s shocking performance being the best thing to happen in the immediate and not-so-immediate past (Which don’t get me wrong, was great still), the Golden Gods atrocities, Chi’s passing, Jeff’s passing and this guy going full retard…

    I’m a bit sad.
    Can we have that Slipknot album already? Something to lighten the mood? Come on…

    • Brell

      You never go full retard…

  • The Shark™

    Wow. Just fucking wow.

    All of me doesn’t want to believe this, but you can’t help but wonder. This kind of shit won’t, and moreover can’t be considered a case of mistaken identity since they very well may have it all recorded. I mean, how the fuck do you face a judge and say, “I wasn’t trying to solicit that undercover cop to rub out my ex-wife, your honor. I was trying to ask him what would happen if my ex-wife suddenly turned up dead, would I be a suspect, how would it go down, etc. I’m a good Christian, and we don’t do that sort of thing, we place the blame elsewhere. I knew he was a cop the whole time…”

    This is beyond fucked up. But it really just goes to show that regardless of any accomplishment(s), net worth, belief system(s), etc., you can never rule out or underestimate what anyone is capable of.

    I’d like to Tim’s side of the story, but by no means is it because I think this is a big misunderstanding or publicity stunt and that Tim is innocent. I am a big AILD fan and was very much looking forward to seeing them in June in support of KsE.

    Again, wow. Hellshitfirefucking wow.

  • Vautour

    Give it a rest, the guy’s a Christian. He probably just wanted to get married again and found a stoning a wee bit inhumane.

  • TheNewPlague

    I swear I missed that incentive on ADM’s Kickstarter project:

    “Get your name in the ‘Special Thanks’ album credits if you help me raise enough cash to murder my wife.”

  • My Farts Linger

    Calm down, everyone! Jesus asked him to do this. We all know he is a devout follower of Christ, and this will only solidify him living eternally in heaven!