tim lambesis as i lay dying murder for hire As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis accused of murder for hire plotTim Lambesis, lead singer of the Grammy-nominated heavy metal band As I Lay Dying, has been accused of a murder-for-hire plot after he allegedly attempted to pay an undercover detective to murder his estranged wife, reports Fox 5 in San Diego.

The 32-year-old singer was arrested Tuesday (May 7) on suspicion of solicitation of another to commit murder after detectives received information last Thursday (May 2) that Lambesis had approached someone to kill his wife.

Jan Caldwell, a spokeswoman for the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department says the arrest was made because someone was unwilling to let something as sinister as the alleged plot rest. “I heard one of our captains say we prevented a tragedy,” says Caldwell.

According to the band’s website, they are scheduled to start the Killswitch Engage U.S. headline tour at the end of May.

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