Tim Lambesis Sentenced to Six Years in Prison, Gives Final Interview

by Bill Nihill on May 17, 2014

Tim LambesisTim Lambesis has been sentenced to six years in prison for an attempted murder for hire plot from which he was arrested in 2013.In addition to the sentencing, Lambesis’ wife, Meggan, will receive protection, as well as their three children, for the next ten years. The family shared their fears of Lambesis still hiring someone to “complete the deed” from jail, which would be the ideal alibi, adding, “He was only worried about the money. Tim is only sorry he got caught.”

Further incriminating testimonials were offered by Meggan, who stated Lambesis texted for the social security numbers of the three children the day prior to asking the “hitman,” in order to tie up any loose ends. The undercover officer also testified, stating “”Just to clarify, just so you know, I do want her dead.”

A pending civil lawsuit is seeking over $2 million in damages from Lambesis.

With the rest of As I Lay Dying forming their new band, Wovenwar, and Lambesis releasing the album Triple Brutal from Austrian Death Machine, the future of As I Lay Dying is an indefinite hiatus. All of the former bandmates, Nick Hipa, Phil Sgrosso, and Josh Gilbert, were present when sentencing was announced in the courtroom.

Lambesis spoke with AltPress in a very, very lengthy and interesting interview that’s worth the read. In it, he discusses his relationship with his ex-wife, why they chose to adopt, what led to their marriage failure, his views on steroids, and being in a Christian metal band. That part is particularly interesting, especially when the band’s faith dissolves. Lambesis has some revealing information to share about touring with other Christian bands.

The article also goes on to talk about how communication has been with the members of As I Lay Dying, his side of recent events on the As I Lay Dying website/Facebook page, and the unveiling (and taking the wind out of the sails) of Wovenwar.

Overall, Lambesis seems to speak truthfully in great detail, and clears up the story of how he came to hire a hitman, and how he was seemingly entrapped so quickly. Things don’t seem to add up with the story. What do you think? Do you think Lambesis deserves the six year sentence? Should he have a longer or shorter sentence, and will you be listening to future projects from Wovenwar or solo Tim Lambesis material? Let us know in the comments.

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