It sounds like As I Lay Dying won’t be touring this summer with Killswitch Engage since vocalist Tim Lambesis got arrested on Tuesday, Reuters reported. No joke intended here since I am also in complete shock.
According to the news, Lambesis is in custody and housed at the Vista Detention Facility, near San Diego, for a murder-for-hire plot with an undercover cop to have his estranged wife killed.
Jan Caldwell, a spokesperson for the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said that Lambesis had previously made attempts to find a killer for the job.
“The information came to us late last week. We acted quickly on it. I believe that we averted a great tragedy,” she said.
Additional details are currently disclosed concerning the reason for his “murder plan”, and because of ongoing investigations. However, Lambesis’ Wife, Meggan, filed for divorce in San Diego Superior Court last September.
As I Lay Dying was last seen in Asia, and on Monday Lambesis said “Goodbye China. I’ll be home in about 15 hours” via his official twitter account.