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As I Lay Dying Singer Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

Christian metal band As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis was sentenced Friday to six years in prison after attempting to hire someone to kill his wife of eight years, Meggan Lambesis.

The singer’s sentence was handed down in a San Diego Superior Courtroom by Judge Carlos Armour with over 80 spectators, including Lambesis’ former bandmates Nick Hipa, Phil Sgrosso and Josh Gilbert, in attendance.

In February, Lambesis plead guilty to the felony charge of soliciting his wife’s murder.

Megann’s father Mike Murphy addressed the court and explained that the family still fears the worst, saying, ““We know that prison is a great alibi for someone who wants to complete the deed.” In her statement, Megann’s mother also called Lambesis “abusive.”

Megann revealed to the court that Lambesis had texted her asking for his children’s social security numbers on the day before his arrest in May of last year. She also requested the maximum sentence as well as a lifetime restraining order.

Though he said he was unable to verbally apologize due to restraining orders, Lambesis told the court “I do feel deep remorse” before receiving his sentence of six years in prison with 48 days credit for time already served.

The judge said Meggan and the children will receive 10 years’ protection and Lambesis will return to court to face a civil suit from his wife in which she is seeking $2 million.

The other members of As I Lay Dying  announced in April that their new music would be released under the name Wovenwar with vocals by Shane Blay of Oh, Sleeper.

 

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