AS I LAY DYING - Sänger wegen geplantem Mord festgenommen

Mi., 08.05.2013 - 06:24 Uhr

Wie mittlerweile diverse WebSeiten berichten, wurde AS I LAY DYING Sänger Tim Lambesis am Dienstagabend verhaftet.

Der Vorwurf: Er habe einem Undercover Detective damit beauftragt, seine Frau zu ermorden. Dieser habe daraufhin die Ermittlungen aufgenommen.

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"The frontman of the locally based heavy metal band As I Lay Dying was arrested Tuesday, accused of trying to hire someone to kill his wife.
Tim Lambesis, who is the lead singer and co-founder of the band, asked an undercover detective on Tuesday afternoon to murder his estranged wife, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. Authorities said Lambesis was arrested at an Oceanside business without incident.

Officials said they learned last Thursday that Lambesis had solicited someone to kill his wife, who is an Encinitas resident, and that they immediately began an investigation.

A search of court records has determined that Lambesis' wife, Meggan, filed for divorce in North County last September.
SoundDiego contributor Tim Pyles of FM 94/9 was shocked by the news.

"He's not the idealistic young Christian kid he once was, apparently," Pyles said. "Beause that's what [As I Lay Dying] are: a straight-edged Christian metal band. He was a nice guy. I've had him on my show a couple times over the years. I just spoke to him via Facebook the last couple months about having him come on to talk about his latest record."

Pyles said he wouldn't be the only one disturbed by the news.

"I‘m bummed," Pyles said. "There's a lot of people who look up to him. He's just broken a lot of hearts if it's true."

As I Lay Dying formed more than a decade ago and released eight albums, including the Grammy-nominated An Ocean Between Us, which came out in 2007, according to band publicity. The band is also a mainstay of the San Diego Music Awards, nominated last year for Best Hard Rock Album for Decas, and winning for Best Hard Rock the year before that. In 2008, 2007 and 2005, the band took home the SDMA statuettes for Artist of the Year. The band had been slated to go on a cross-country tour with Massachusetts metal band Killswitch Engage later this month.

Lambesis has been charged with solicitation of another to commit murder. He has been booked into the Vista Detention Facility."
REUTERS berichten:
"Tim Lambesis, lead singer for the heavy metal band As I Lay Dying, has been arrested over accusations he sought the help of an undercover detective to have his estranged wife killed, police said.

Lambesis was taken into custody on Tuesday in Oceanside, California, after he solicited help in the scheme from the undercover detective, said San Diego County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Jan Caldwell.

Police had previously learned Lambesis was seeking someone who could commit the slaying, Caldwell said.

"The information came to us late last week. We acted quickly on it. I believe that we averted a great tragedy," she said.

Caldwell said the ongoing investigation prevented her from disclosing any details about why Lambesis might have wanted to have his estranged wife killed or how police first learned about what they described as his murder plan.

A representative for the As I Lay Dying's record label, Metal Blade, could not immediately be reached for comment. It was unclear if Lambesis had an attorney."
Nachfolgend seht ihr die die offizielle Pressemeldung des San Diego Police Department:
"Tim Lambesis, lead singer and co-founder for the heavy metal band, "As I Lay Dying" was arrested without incident today, May 7, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. in a retail business on Vista Way in Oceanside. Lambesis is charged with Solicitation of Another to Commit Murder.

Information came to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department on May 2nd that Lambesis was soliciting another individual to kill his estranged wife, who resides in Encinitas. The Encinitas Detectives, The San Diego Fugitive Task Force and the Sheriff's Special Investigation Division investigators immediately initiated an investigation.

The investigation culminated this afternoon, when Lambesis solicited an undercover detective to kill his wife. He was then arrested, transported to the Encinitas Station, and booked into the Vista Detention Facility."
UPDATE, 08.05.13 - 13:55 Uhr
Jan Caldwell, ein Sprecher des San Diego Police Departments, hat sich noch einmal zu der Geschichte gemeldet und weitere Details veröffentlicht. Sollte Lambesis veruteilt werden, drohen ihm bis zu 9 Jahre Haft.
"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."
UPDATE, 08.05.13 - 18:40 Uhr
Nachfolgend gibt es einen Bericht eines lokalen Senders aus San Diego zum Vorfall.

UPDATE, 09.05.13 - 06:35 Uhr
Mittlerweile hat auch die Band ein offizielles Statement veröffentlicht, welches ihr hier nachlesen könnt.

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