As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis posts bail in murder-for-hire case
Tim Lambesis, the frontman for San Diego-based metal band As I Lay Dying, has been released from a San Diego County jail on $2 million bail. Lambesis had been behind bars for three weeks under accusations of attempting to hire a hit man to kill his estranged wife.
According to the U-T San Diego, Lambesis was freed Vista Detention Facility yesterday (May 30), and although he’s temporarily out of jail, he’ll have to wear a GPS tracking mechanism at all times and comply with stern travel restrictions. He’s also prohibited from having any contact with his estranged wife and the couple’s three adopted kids. The move comes after a judge last week reduced the singer’s bail from $3 million to $2 million. Lambesis is expected to be back in court July 10 for a preliminary hearing.
Lambesis was taken into custody on May 7. Prosecutors assert that he offered to pay $1,000 to an undercover detective pretending to be a hit man. The singer’s lawyer, Thomas Warwick, has claimed that Lambesis’ use of steroids had a role in changing his behavior. He has pleaded not guilty to solicitation for murder. As I Lay Dying, as expected, have canceled their entire 2013 tour roster.
Photo: Tim Lambesis via Audio Ink Radio.
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