Christian Rocker: Yes, I Hired Hitman to Murder My Wife
Tim Lambesis pleads guilty to solicitation of murder
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2014 8:40 AM CST
Tim Lambesis, 32, front man for the Christian-inspired heavy metal group As I Lay Dying, appears in Vista Superior Court in Vista, Calif. on Thursday, May 9, 2013.   (AP Photo/U-T San Diego, Bill Wechter, Pool)

(Newser) – A Christian heavy metal rocker pleaded guilty yesterday to hiring a hit man to murder his estranged wife, NBC San Diego reports. Prosecutors say Tim Lambesis, lead singer of Grammy-nominated California band As I Lay Dying, asked a personal trainer at his gym in April of last year if he could find someone to kill wife Meggan Lambesis, because she had filed for divorce in 2012 and he feared she would be granted a large settlement and would keep their three children from touring with him. Lambesis then gave $1,000 cash and all of his wife's information to an undercover agent who was supposed to carry out the plot, and was subsequently arrested in May.

Lambesis was recorded telling the undercover agent he wanted his wife "gone," and when asked by the agent if Lambesis wanted his wife murdered, he said, "Yes, I do," the AP reports. The New York Daily News reports that he was willing to pay the "hit man" $20,000 for the job. In her divorce filing, Meggan Lambesis claimed her husband had become "obsessed with bodybuilding" and tattoos, may have been using steroids, and was inattentive while watching their children to the point that he once fell asleep. Lambesis claimed she started restricting his visits with the children when they separated after eight years of marriage. The 32-year-old will be sentenced May 2; he faces up to nine years in prison on charges of solicitation of murder and conspiracy to commit a crime.

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Feb 28, 2014 9:20 PM CST
What a douche bag! You can tell he had problems by the name of his band and his type of music. Melodramatic. Maybe putting out a hit on your wife isn't a "christian" thing to do but his other self rightous melodramatic and self absorbed sanctimonious conduct is VERY typical "christian" behavior. The way some of these fundaMENTALists act, trying to use government and other secular areas of life to FORCE their religion down our throats, I see little difference between them and the taliban. If we let these people have their way with their "as I lay dying" dramedy then they will lead us exactly where Sharia law has led the middle east... into the TRUE PIT.
Feb 27, 2014 9:53 AM CST
This guy is not a Christian when he hires a hit man to murder his estranged wife. But because the word Christian is there people jump all over it. He wasn't living a Christian life obviously. A real Christian doesn't try to have someone murdered.
Feb 27, 2014 9:24 AM CST
dumbazz guy gave a diy project away!