As I Lay Dying Singer Charged in Plot to Kill Wife

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The frontman for the San Diego metal band reportedly solicited an undercover detective to kill his wife.

Tim Lambesis, singer of metal band As I Lay Dying, was arrested on charges he attempted to hire someone to kill his wife, according to NBC San Diego. Lambesis reportedly solicited an undercover detective to kill his wife, a resident of Encinitas.

The musician was arrested at a local business in Oceanside around 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to the San Diego Sheriff's Department, and police are investigating. Lambesis, 32, was booked into the Vista Detention Facility and has been charged with solicitation of another to commit murder.

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As I Lay Dying, which has released numerous albums, including 2012’s Awakened, is scheduled to tour the States with Killswitch Engage beginning later in May. Lambesis and his bandmates are noted Christians and participate in humanitarian action fairly frequently. The singer has three children, all of whom he adopted from Ethiopia. It is unclear what his relationship is to his wife, who NBC reports as “estranged.”

Neither the band nor their record, Metal Blade, have commented on the situation. Lambesis remains in custody in the Vista Detention Facility.

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