According to Radio.com, As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis is expected to return to court next week to argue that he deserves “custody credit” for the days he was on “house arrest” as he awaited sentencing for hiring a hitman to kill his estranged wife, Meggan.
“There will be a hearing on July 18th to determine if the time Lambesis spent on house arrest will count as credits towards his prison term,” prosecutor Claudia Grasso stated in an email.
Lambesis and his attorney are scheduled to appear in San Diego’s North County Superior Courthouse at 9:30 a.m. on July 18.
On May 16, Lambesis was given a six-year prison sentence without probation for his role in the murder-for-hire plot.
The 33-year-old musician was arrested in May 2013 after handing the “hitman” — really an undercover police officer — $1,000 in cash, along with his wife’s address and gate security codes.
Lambesis spent 24 days in a local jail (and given credit at sentencing for 48) after his initial arrest before he paid $160,000 in fees to the bondsman who posted his $2 million bail. The singer was on house arrest at his parents’ home in Del Mar, California, wearing a GPS monitor, from June 2013 until his sentencing in May 2014.
Two weeks before his sentencing, Lambesis gave an interview to a probation officer, who then prepared a report which includes the following quotes from Tim:
“There is not a day that goes by that I don’t wish I could undo this….
“An apology to Meggan does not seem like enough to make it up to her. I don’t have any animosity towards her and I have deep remorse….
“We had a difficult separation…. I was trying to fight for my kids through the courts but was not seeing any results. I felt helpless and I began to feel desperate….
“I was in a different mindset due to the separation and custody experience and my mind was altered due to the steroid use.
“My steroid use was affecting many decisions in my life.
“I am not a risk to her (Meggan) in the slightest way….
“If you look at the majority of my life, this was out of character for me. I don’t have a history of violence. I have never been an angry person. Given the potential of my future, I feel that I can be an asset to others if I am allowed to remain in the community.”
Tim‘s former As I Lay Dying bandmates Jordan Mancino (drums), Nick Hipa (guitar), Phil Sgrosso (guitar) and Josh Gilbert (bass) have teamed up with vocalist Shane Blay (previously lead guitar/clean vocals in Oh Sleeper) to create the new band Wovenwar. Wovenwar‘s self-titled debut, set to drop August 5th..Wovenwar [U.S] & While She Sleeps [U.K] are confirmed to support Swedish metallers In Flames during their European tour this fall. The tour will kick off on Sept. 27 in Krakow, Poland and will end Nov. 8 in Goteborg, Sweden. Dates and locations are listed here.
Awakened, the sixth album from As I Lay Dying, has been released Sept. 25 2012 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was produced by Bill Stevenson, who has played drums for both the Descendents and Black Flag and is one of the most highly renowned producers in rock. His production credits include work on records by Rise Against, NOFX, Propaghandi, The Casualties and many more. The album was mixed by Colin Richardson [Machine Head, Napalm Death, Slipknot].
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