As I Lay Dying singer released after posting $2 million bail

Tim Lambesis has been accused of hiring a hitman to kill his wife

As I Lay Dying singer released after posting $2 million bail

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Tim Lambesis - the frontman of Christian heavy metal band As I Lay Dying accused of a solicitation-of-murder charge – has been released from jail after posting $2,000,000 (£1,315,000) in bail money, reports Billboard.

A lawyer working for Lambesis recently said the singer was on steroids at the time of being accused of hiring a hitman to kill his wife. Lambesis was arrested on May 7 on suspicion of plotting to kill his wife and has subsequently pleaded not guilty to all charges. San Diego County Sheriff's Department recently issued a press release, claiming police became aware that Lambesis had asked an undercover detective to kill his estranged wife Meggan, who is believed to have started legal proceedings for divorce last September.

The conditions of his bail state that Lambesis must wear a GPS monitor. He is also subject to strict travel restrictions and has been ordered to stay away from his wife and his children. The bail money was reduced from $3 million to $2 million.

Thomas Warwick, who is representing Lambesis in court, said his client began taking steroids after developing an interest in body building. "His thought processes were devastatingly affected by his steroid use," Warwick said in a statement according to U-T San Diego.

At a hearing on May 9, prosecutors claimed to have a recording in which Lambesis hands an undercover officer an envelope filled with cash, home gate codes and pictures of his estranged wife. They also allege that the singer told the officer to kill Meggan while he was looking after their children in order to guarantee his alibi.

As I Lay Dying formed in San Diego in 2000. They have released six albums including their most commercially successful 2007 LP, 'An Ocean Between Us'. Their track 'Nothing Left' was nominated for a 2008 Grammy Award.

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