Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying has been arrested and accused of hiring a hit man to murder his estranged wife.
Tim Lambesis, lead singer for the heavy metal band As I Lay Dying, has been arrested over accusations he sought the help of an undercover detective to have his estranged wife killed, police said.
Lambesis was taken into custody on Tuesday in Oceanside, California, after he solicited help from the detective, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. Police had previously learned Lambesis was seeking someone who could commit the slaying, the department said.
Check out comments from the Country Sherriff’s spokeswoman below.
Lambesis was taken into custody on Tuesday in Oceanside, California, after he solicited help in the scheme from the undercover detective, said San Diego County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Jan Caldwell.
Police had previously learned Lambesis was seeking someone who could commit the slaying, Caldwell said.
“The information came to us late last week. We acted quickly on it. I believe that we averted a great tragedy,” she said.
Caldwell said the ongoing investigation prevented her from disclosing any details about why Lambesis might have wanted to have his estranged wife killed or how police first learned about what they described as his murder plan.
Lambesis is expected to appear in court for an arraignment on Wednesday or Thursday. A spokesman for the San Diego District Attorney’s Office could not be reached for comment.