Former As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis has lost his bid to shave time off his prison sentence after he was found guilty of plotting to kill his wife.
The rocker's lawyer argued his client's time behind bars should be reduced by the amount of time he served while under "house arrest" as he awaited sentencing, but in a Del Mar, California court on Friday (18Jul14), Judge Carlos Armour denied the request, explaining that credit only applies to inmates held in lieu of bail.
He stated, "He was privately monitored, not by the Sheriff who controls those in custody in this County. Therefore, those custody credits are denied."
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Incarcerated As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis has confessed he lied about his Christian faith in order to sell more records.
Last month (May14), the rocker was sentenced to six years behind bars for plotting to kill his ex-wife Meggan Lambesis, and in her divorce papers, she noted he had shunned his religious beliefs.
While many have used the term 'Christian band' to describe As I Lay Dying, they have never incorporated their religion into their songs or shows, despite the fact all five members have previously stated they follow the faith.
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The singer had admitted to to lying about his faith to sell records
Turns out Tim Lambesis, the former heavy metal star currently serving a six-year prison sentence for hiring a hit man to kill his estranged wife, isn’t really a Christian. The Grammy-nominated Christian metal singer has admitted that he’s not really a disciple of God at all after a hugely successful career pandering to a religious crowd. The revelation came about in an interview with the Alternative Press.
Tim Lambesis performs at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards in 2010. (Photo: Getty/Frazer Harrison)
“Truthfully, I was an atheist,” said Lambesis. “I actually wasn’t the first guy in As I Lay Dying to stop being a Christian. In fact, I think I was the third. The two who remained kind of stopped talking about it, and then I’m pretty sure they dropped it, too.”
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As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis has been sentenced to serve six years behind bars for plotting to kill his ex-wife.
In February (14) the heavy rocker pleaded guilty to soliciting an undercover cop to murder Meggan Lambesis and on Friday (16May14) he learned of his punishment at a hearing in San Diego Superior Court, as three of his bandmates watched on.
Meggan, who has also filed a $2 million (Gbp1.25 million) civil suit against her former husband, spoke at the sentencing, claiming that the rocker's behaviour had changed drastically in the months leading up to his arrest in May, 2013.
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Rockers As I Lay Dying have announced a hiatus to allow frontman Tim Lambesis time to deal with his legal woes.
The singer has pleaded guilty to attempting to hire a hitman to kill his wife and faces a maximum of nine years behind bars, but he insists he hasn't given up on music and has no plans to disband his group.
A statement from Lambesis and bandmate Jordan Mancino reads: "As I Lay Dying is sleeping rather than dead... Tim has acknowledged his guilt and clearly made some bad decisions in a period of time where he acted contrary to the person he's been most of his life.
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As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis has pleaded guilty to solicitation of murder charges in a plot to kill his estranged wife, Meggan.
The heavy metal star initially denied the charge, but he entered the plea at a Vista courthouse in California on Tuesday (25Feb14) and now faces nine years behind bars.
Lambesis was arrested in May (13) after prosecutors claimed he met with a sheriff's deputy posing as a hit man and offered him $1,000 (Gbp625,000) to murder his wife Meggan. He also gave the agent his wife's address and the security code to her front door.
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Tim Lambesis has left prison after pleading not guilty.
As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis, who is accused of plotting to have his wife murdered, has left jail on a hefty $2 million bail. According to the U-T San Diego, the 32-year-old posted bail on Thursday afternoon (May 30, 2013) and left custody for the first time since he was arrested on May 7 and charged with solicitation of murder for allegedly hiring a hitman to kill his estranged wife Meggan.
Lambesis has already pleaded not guilty and his lawyer Thomas Warwick told a judge that the vocalist's "thought processes were devastatingly affected" by steroid use. The rock singer split from his wife Meggan after sending her an email saying he no longer loved her or believed in God. According to Rolling Stone magazine, Lambesis was making regular visits to a girlfriend in Florida and had various other affairs. He is accused of paying a hitman - who turned out to be an undercover police detective - $1000 to kill Meggan.
The singer's bail bond was originally set at $3 million though a judge reduced it last week on the condition that he stays away from Meggan and their three adopted. He has also surrendered is passport and is wearing a GPS monitor.
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While there's still no explanation behind the singer trying to kill his ex wife, his music offers some clue.
The plot thickens in the case of As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis trying to kill his wife. The divorce papers from their split show that it was a peaceful one, seemingly with no bad blood between the two of them. What seems to be the only thread linking to Lambesis’s plot was his strange behavior of late, which the court papers also reference. According to Meghan Lambesis’s testimony, her husband had become distant, constantly texting and ignoring his fatherly responsibilities. He had also become obsessed with bodybuilding and staying in shape, even creating a separate twitter account for his fitness activities (@gymlambesis, clever wordplay, no?)
Lambesis continued to see the couple’s three adopted children – ages 4, 8 and 10 – even after the divorce. He visited for about 10 hours a week, when the band wasn’t touring, according to court documents. But even his increased efforts in the gym don’t really seem to give any inkling of what was to come. The only indication of a darker, more pessimistic mood in his life comes from the tone of As I Lay Dying’s latest album, which Lambesis himself describes on the band’s official website as follows:
"On this record, I wasn't purposefully trying to be negative, but I think sometimes we have to be honest with some of the darker and more difficult times of our lives to get back to that positivity," Lambesis is quoted as saying. "While the lyrics do perhaps seem like a dark window into my soul, they're written that way specifically because I want to move on and transcend those difficult moments in life."
As I Lay Dying's Tim Lambesis' wife had no idea that he was plotting to have her killed.
Meggan Lambesis, the wife of As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis, has said that her divorce with the singer was an amicable one and that his plans to have her killed by a hired professional have come completely out of the blue.
The devout Christian Tim was arrested on Tuesday (May 7) whilst shopping at a Barnes & Noble store in Oceanside, California. He was charged on three federal counts, one of of solicitation to commit murder and two of conspiracy to commit crime. He was bust by police having reportedly tried to hire an undercover detective posing as a hit man and will is currently being held without bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned in court later today (May 9).
As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis isn't great at plotting murders
The details to the planned killing remain unclear.
Tim Lambesis, the singer of Grammy-nominated US heavy metal band As I Lay Dying, has been arrested after police uncovered his plan to have his wife killed by a private detective. The rock star, 32, had made the necessary steps to have his wife Meggan killed though authorities were passed information and made the arrest before it was too late, reports BBC News.
"The information came to us late last week. We acted quickly on it. I believe that we averted a great tragedy," said a police spokesperson. The rock star was arrested "without incident" in San Diego on May 7.
The singer's wife had filed for divorce in September last year, according to San Diego Superior Court documents. The couple adopted three children from Ethiopia together in recent years before separating. The details as to how Lambesis planned to have his wife killed are currently unclear.
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