AS I LAY DYING Frontman Tim Lambesis' Arraignment Set, Sheriff's Dept. Comments On Arrest
It's been 12 hours since news broke of As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis' arrest for trying to hire a hitman to murder his estranged wife. Lambesis actually was talking to an undercover cop who arrested him. This morning, new details have surfaced.
Lambesis is being held at the Vista Detention Center in Vista, CA with an arraignment scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, May 9th, 2012. He is currently inelligible for bail, with The PRP reporting that if he is found guilty, the punishment for Solicitation of Another to Commit Murder is three to nine years in the state of California.
The San Diego Sheriff's Department spokesperson Jan Caldwell issued a statement to Artisan News Service about the arrest saying:
"Information came to us late last week — last Thursday, to be specific — that Lambesis was soliciting another individual to kill his estranged wife, who also resides in the area. Our detectives, our fugitive task force and the sheriff's special investigations division immediately initiated an investigation into this allegation. We worked around the clock through the weekend and that culminated this afternoon when Lambesis solicited an undercover detective to kill his wife."
"The next step will be Lambesis' initial appearance in court, and that is where the charges are read, and if there's a bail to be set. And they will go from there and start setting different court dates. The investigation at our end is still ongoing, and I can't go into detail on that. And, thankfully, no one was hurt. But I believe that the captain who commented earlier said that we averted a tragedy today."
That's all we know right now. As always, we will keep you posted with further updates.