As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis experienced a personality shift after taking steroids, his lawyer claims
As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis was back in the Vista Superior Court Friday (May 17) for a bail hearing regarding his alleged murder-for-hire plot of his estranged wife, and more information emerged from Lambesis’ counsel.
According to U-T San Diego, during the hearing, Lambesis’ attorney, Thomas Warwick, stated that the musician had started bodybuilding, eating healthier and eventually taking nutritional supplements as a paid spokesman for the vitamins. Along the way, he also began taking steroids, which his attorney asserted were the reason for his actions in initiating the murder-for-hire scheme.
“His thought processes were devastatingly affected by his steroid use,” Warwick said, according to U-T San Diego. “It has been a terrible tragedy. He was a very caring, gentle man [before taking steroids] and we need to get him back.” He continued that Lambesis “was not the same person. He was irritable and lost God.” Furthermore, a forensic psychiatrist on the side of the defense asserted that the singer experienced “roid rage” as a result of using the steroids.
During Friday’s hearing, Lambesis’ bail was lowered from $3 million to $2 million, but far from the $250,000 bail proposed by Lambesis’ lawyer. Warwick stated that the musician would not be able to make the $2 million bail. Last week, Lambesis pleaded not guilty to the charge of solicitation of murder.
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