According to ABC10, As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis has spent the better part of May in a San Diego jail after being arrested on May 7th for attempting to hire a hitman to murder his wife. The supposed hitman ended up being an undercover cop. Lambesis eventually plead not guilty to one count of solicitation of murder with a $2 million dollar bail set .
As of 6:34pm yesterday evening, May 30th, Lambesis is no longer in custody.
The San Diego Sheriff’s Department has an email alert system sent an alert that Lambesis was released as of 6:34pm eastern time.
Indeed, a look up on the San Diego Sheriff’s Department website shows that Lambesis stated “the person you are searching for is not in our custody.”
Previously, the judge ruled that should Lambesis make bail, which he has, he would have to wear a GPS braclet and could not leave San Diego unless he was visiting his lawyer. He was also ordered to stay away from his wife and children.
Lambesis‘ next court date was scheduled for June 10th. We will keep you posted if that changes as well as on any further info with the trial. Read all of our coverage on the Tim Lambesis trial here.
As I Lay Dying were meant to hit the highways of North America for a tour with Killswitch Engage, the band have announced that they will no longer be performing as scheduled. With their vocalist facing a lengthy prison sentence, the rest of the band have decided to lay low, rather than push on with a replacement. Read the band’s statement HERE.
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