As I Lay Dying - Tim Lambesis To Stand Trial For Murder Charges

As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis has been ordered to stand trial amid allegations he tried to hire a hitman to kill his estranged wife.

The heavy metal star was arrested in California in May (13) and charged with one count of solicitation to commit murder and one count of conspiracy to commit a crime.

Prosecutors claim Lambesis paid an undercover police officer $1,000 (£660) to kill his wife Meggan in April (13).

The rocker, who has pleaded not guilty to the crimes, returned to court on Monday (16Sep13), when the officer in question, Howard Bradley, testified to the accusations and alleged that the defendant had given him his wife's name, photo and address, along with the cash, to carry out the slaying.

The testimony, along with accounts from several other witnesses for the prosecution, was enough to prompt San Diego Superior Court Judge Robert Kearney to order a trial. The rocker will be arraigned on 22 October (13), when a date will be set.

Lambesis remains free on $2 million (£1.3 million) bail, which he was granted on the condition that he wears a Gps monitoring bracelet and stays away from his wife and children.

His attorney has previously claimed the singer was on steroids at the time of the incident.

If convicted, the rocker faces up to nine years behind bars.


Contactmusic

Tags: As I Lay Dying

Advertisement

More As I Lay Dying

Tim Lambesis Pretended To Be A Christian Rocker to Shift 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,...

"As I Lay Dying" Vocalist Pleads Guilty In Attempted Murder, Faces Nine Years In Prison

Remember that time when the lead singer of As I Lay Dying *allegedly* tried to hire a hitman to murder his wife? It’s not so...

'As I Lay Dying Singer' Tim Lambesis Freed On $2 Million Bail

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...

Advertisement

'As I Lay Dying' Singer Denies Paying $1,000 To Have Wife Murdered

As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis, 32, has denied handing $1,000 in cash to an undercover policeman with instructions on how to kill his...

Darker Music Might Offer Clue Into 'As I Lay Dying' Vocalist's Murder Plot

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...

Wife Of As I Lay Dying Frontman Says She Had No Premonition Of Husband's Plot

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...

'As I Lay Dying' Singer Arrested For Plotting To Kill Wife

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...

Advertisement

Comments

As I Lay Dying Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on As I Lay Dying

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All