Metalcore singer Timothy Lambesis will be sentenced in May
Timothy Lambesis, the frontman for the popular group, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one charge of solicitation of murder. He was arrested last May after seeking out a hit man to kill his wife, Meggan, who had sought to have their marriage dissolved in court.
Lambesis allegedly told a personal trainer he wanted to get rid of his wife, which initiated an investigation. The singer later paid an undercover detective $1,000 in cash and gave him instructions on how to kill his wife.
The singer initially pleaded not guilty to the charge that he plotted his wife’s murder. He faces a maximum sentence of nine years in prison and is free on a $2 million bond until his sentencing in May.
Meanwhile, As I Lay Dying is scheduled to begin a multi-city tour in May with the band Killswitch Engage. There was no immediate word on whether the band plans to replace Lambesis as their lead singer.