As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis was arrested for conspiring to have his wife murdered.
According to a press release issued by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Deparment, Lambesis was “arrested without incident” yesterday (May 7), at 2:00 p.m. in a retail business on Vista Way in Oceanside, CA.
The singer as charged with “Solicitation of Another to Commit Murder.”
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department was alerted on May 2 that Lambesis was “soliciting another individual to kill his estranged wife, who resides in Encinitas (CA).” Several law enforcement agencies including Encinitas Detectives, San Diego Fugitive Task Force and the Sheriff’s Special Investigation Division “immediately initiated an investigation.”
The investigation culminated yesterday when Lambesis solicited an undercover detective to kill his wife. The 32year old metal singer was then arrested, transported to the Encinitas Station, and booked into the Vista Detention Facility.
Lambesis, As I Lay Dying’s co-founder, had just returned to the U.S. with his band after a short Asian tour.