It’s sad and shocking that frontman Tim Lambesis from As I Lay Dying has a shitty road ahead of him with lawyers and court dates for allegedly attempting to hire a hitman to murder his wife a few weeks ago. The entire situation is mind boggling to us because he is the friendliest metaller around, and we know that for a fact after numerous interviews.
Unfortunately, the details are still pretty limited and vague to the public, however, new details released since his last appearance in court on Wednesday breaks down Tim’s final moments as a free man.
An anonymous witness recently came out with extra insight on Tim’s arrest in Oceanside, San Diego, that took place on May 7, 2013. It was originally reported to the Sand Diego Reader.
“An employee of the Oceanside Barnes & Noble who did not want to be named recounted the May 7 bookstore bust of As I Lay Dying lead singer Tim Lambesis this way: ‘It was about 2 p.m. My buddy was outside the store doing face-painting and the cops told him that he needed to stop immediately and go inside. Tim [Lambesis] was there with a friend just browsing. I saw one special task-force cop, two regular officers, and two undercover officers. They just pushed everyone aside and handcuffed him. It all happened so fast. It seemed like they were planning it out for a long time.’”
Additionally, Tim’s lawyer confirmed in court that he was using steroids before plotting the murder, and that those drugs were partly responsible for Tim’s irrational decision.
Tims went from 170 to 220-pounds and in his attorney’s words, “Was not the same person. He was irritable and lost God.” A forensic psychiatrist who consulted with the defense said Lambesis got “roid rage” after using steroids.
His attorney said Lambesis is now off steroids, going through withdrawal, and in total isolation in jail for protection from other inmates. He’s also getting personal counseling from a jail chaplain.
From the sound of things so far, Tim’s case isn’t looking good, and he could potentially face imprisonment up to 9 years in California, if convicted. He is currently being held at Vista Detention Facility in Vista with a $2 million dollar bail set, and his next court date is scheduled for June 10, 2013.