Tim Lambesis, who was the frontman for the San Diego metal band, As I Lay Dying, has just been released from prison.

In 2014, Lambesis was convicted for conspiracy to commit murder.

The story goes:

“On May 7, 2013, Lambesis was arrested in Oceanside, California, for attempting to hire a hitman to murder his estranged wife Meggan Murphy Lambesis. According to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, Lambesis was charged with soliciting ‘an undercover detective to kill his wife.  Lambesis approached someone at a gym and asked if he knew anyone who would kill his wife. Lambesis met with the undercover agent posing as a hitman, code name ‘Red’, according to Deputy District Attorney Claudia Grasso. “Red” asked Lambesis if he wanted his wife of eight years gone, and Lambesis replied, ‘Yes, that’s what I want’. He then gave [the] undercover agent an envelope containing $1,000 for expenses, pictures of his wife, her address, the code to get through a gate, and the date on which to kill her. Lambesis had directed the detective he believed to be a hitman to kill his wife while he was with his children so he would have an alibi. He agreed to pay $20,000 for the hit”

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