The lead singer of the San Diego based metalcore band As I Lay Dying, Tim Lambesis, has been sentenced to SIX YEARS in prison, and the reason he's going to the big house is hard to believe!
Basically, he tried to hire someone to murder his wife Meggan Lambesis!
The 33-year-old pleaded guilty in February to trying to solicit an undercover police officer to murder the woman he's been married to for eight years and who he adopted three children with! The sentencing of his prison time was handed down yesterday at the San Diego Superior Courtroom.
Also at the courtroom for the sentencing were Lambesis' bandmates Nick Hipa, Phil Sgrosso, and Josh Gilbert. The singer's sentencing will include the 48 days he's serve in prison thus far.
Don't expect the bandmates to wait around for the singer to be released though — they've since formed a new band called Wovenwar.
The wife, who was the target of this outrageous plot, claimed that Tim Lambesis' behavior had changed in the last few months they were together and that he become more "abusive". The day before his arrest, he had texted her and asked for their children's social security numbers.
She believes now that he fantasized of her murder for a long time, and even referenced the singer's favorite movie Total Recall where Arnold Schwarzenegger shoots his wife and says "Consider that a divorce".
The singer's lawyer tried to defend his client by claiming he had been given steroids by his gym trainer, and that was the reason he had basically gone out of his mind. But the judge dismissed such arguments by saying other people take steroids without trying to kill their wives.
Tim Lambesis did address his wife at the sentencing, and said:
“I do feel deep remorse. I want to thank you… for your prayers… in the midst of everything that I’ve done… that you have still have the heart that you do.”
Well, this singer will have a LONG time to feel even more remorse these next coming years!
This won't be his last time in court either!
Meggan Lambesis has filed a civil suit against her husband to the tune of $2 million dollars!
Seriously, what was this guy thinking?! We guess he was rocking his head back and forth a little TOO hard!
[Image via AP Images.]
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