Christian Rock Band Frontman Arrested For Hiring Hitman To Kill His Wife

Christian Rock Band Frontman Arrested For Hiring Hitman To Kill His Wife
By David G. McAfee 

Tim Lambesis, the lead singer and co-founder of Christian heavy metal band “As I Lay Dying,” was arrested on Tuesday by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department for soliciting an undercover detective to kill his wife.

The SDSD said they initiated an investigation into Lambesis on May 2 after reports that he was soliciting another individual to kill his estranged wife, who lives in Encinitas, CA. Lambesis was charged with solicitation of another to commit murder after an investigation conducted by the Encinitas Detectives, the San Diego Fugitive Task Force and the Sheriff’s Special Investigation Division.

As I Lay Dying has repeatedly affirmed that each of the members of the band are Christian and, on the band’s Frequently Asked Questions page, Lambesis responded to a question about whether or not As I Lay Dying was a Christian band. He said he wasn’t sure of the difference between five Christians playing in a band and a Christian band.

“If you truly believe something, then it should affect every area of your life. All five of us are Christians. I believe that change should start with me first, and as a result, our lyrics do not come across very ‘preachy,’” Lambesis wrote. “Many of our songs are about life, struggles, mistakes, relationships and other issues that don’t fit entirely in the spiritual category. However, all of these topics are written about through my perspective as a Christian.”

In an August 2010 radio interview on The Full Armor of God Broadcast, Lambesis also said his worldview as a Christian “always comes across in our lyrics in some way or another.”

As I Lay Dying formed more than 10 years ago and has released 8 albums.

Lambesis was arrested Tuesday, transported to the Encinitas Station and booked into the Vista Detention Facility, according to the SD County Sheriff’s Department.

The other four members on Wednesday told their fans they have no more information than the public does.

“There are many unanswered questions, and the situation will become clearer in the coming days and weeks. We’ll keep you informed as best we can,” Jordan, Nick, Phil and Josh wrote in a press release on the band’s website. “Our thoughts right now are with Tim, his family, and with everyone else affected by this terrible situation – and with our fans, whom we love and draw strength from.”

Tim Lambesis

Tim Lambesis

12 responses to “Christian Rock Band Frontman Arrested For Hiring Hitman To Kill His Wife

  1. FYI, it’s San Diego Sheriff’s Office (SDSO), not San Diego Sheriff’s Department (SDSD).

  2. And to think I’ve always praised Lambesis as a musician.-.-

  3. “Our thoughts are with Tim and his family….” So you’re giving sympathy and wasting your thoughts on the guy who coldly tried to murder his wife, and not the wife and her family after her husband tried to murder her??? Typical.

  4. I believe it was in Luke 5:31 where Jesus said, “For Lo, surely I say to thee, if thou wife is not to thy liking, ye shall get a dude for the whacking of her.”

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  6. This guy will get ample time every day to sing the blues to a captive audience….

  7. Ah, the purity of Christianity as a marketing technique….

    Will the Westboro Talebaptist Church picket his trial? Will he claim the undercover agent was really the devil out to discredit God’s faithful?

  8. At the risk of repeating a shaggy dog story, my son knows Lambesis’ personal trainer, and he says Lambesis lost his faith fairly recently (before this happened). Could be a case of him losing his moral compass, but not finding it again through reason.

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