Married Christian Rock Singer in Legal Trouble for Hiring Hit Man To Kill His Wife
★ (The Feb 2014 update is towards the end of this post) ★
Feb 2014: Not only did the guy hire a hit man to kill his wife, but according to Sky News,
- She [his wife] also later learned he was having an affair
So much for the Christian fable that marriage makes a person immune from sexual temptation!
One source says he used to claim to be a Christian, but eleven months ago shared with his fans online that he is having doubts about the Christian faith.
Hey, me too! But I don’t go around hiring hit men to whack people.
One news page says he and his wife have three children together (adopted). So fatherhood, contrary to conservative Christian mythology, does not make a man a better person than a childless or childfree man.
So, here is another example of a married Christian guy, who is also a father, is being a no good rat. Often, conservative Christians assume or teach that un-married (Christian) adults are not as responsible and ethical as their married counterparts.
I am never-married, but, I’ve never been a drug addict, and I’ve never murdered anyone, nor have I ever hired a hit man to get someone bumped off. But supposedly by mere fact I am single, many Christians would assume I’m not as godly or kind-hearted as married people.
(Link): Metal Singer to Be Tried in Murder-for-Hire Case
(Link): Steroids Found in Christian Metal Singer Tim Lambesis’ Home: Detective
- The singer of the Grammy-nominated Christian metal band “As I Lay Dying” was arrested on May 7 in Oceanside
San Diego officials investigating an alleged murder-for-hire plot involving Christian metal singer Tim Lambesis found dozens of vials of what appeared to be steroids and thousands of dollars in cash in the musician’s bedroom, a detective testified Monday.
Homicide investigators found a lock box in Lambesis’ Carlsbad home containing “a lot of different quantities” of male enhancement-type drugs, male libido-type drugs and estrogen blocking drugs, Det. John Buckley with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department testified.
There were approximately 30 to 40 vials along with different types of pill packages with more than $12,000 in cash, the detective said.
The steroids were found after the singer of the Grammy-nominated Christian metal band “As I Lay Dying” was arrested on charges of solicitation of another to commit murder and conspiracy to commit a crime on May 7.
Prosecutors allege that Lambesis approached a trainer from his gym on Apr. 23 and asked if the person knew anyone who could kill his wife, Meggan Lambesis of Del Mar.
“He wanted to know if maybe I could find someone to do it for him,” personal trainer Brett Kimball testified in court Monday.
(Link): As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis to stand trial on ‘solicitation for murder’ charges
- Metalcore frontman faces maximum nine years in prison after sting operation exposes ‘plot to kill ex-wife’
theguardian.com, Tuesday 17 September 2013 10.08 EDT
The frontman of Christian metalcore band As I Lay Dying will stand trial on the charge of trying to hire an assassin to kill his ex-wife. Timothy Lambesis allegedly told an undercover policeman he wanted Meggan Lambesis “gone”, agreeing to pay $20,000 (£12,500).
Timothy was arrested in May, following a meeting in a bookshop with a man calling himself “Red”. “Just to clarify, just so you know, I do want her dead,” Lambesis reportedly said. He is said to have then handed Red a manila envelope with Meggan’s name and photo, the security code for her flat, a description of her vehicle and three proposed dates for the slaying. He also included an initial $1,000 deposit.
Unfortunately for Lambesis, Red is better known as county sheriff’s officer Howard Bradley. The sting was arranged after authorities had been alerted to the musician’s alleged plot by a trainer at his gym, whom Lambesis had asked for help.
… Lambesis founded As I Lay Dying in 2000, fronting the band through all of its six albums. Their last three LPs reached the Billboard top 15, and the group played the UK’s Download festival in 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2012.
Prosecutors claim Lambesis provided the undercover agent with an envelope containing $1,000 cash for expenses, his wife’s address and gate codes, pictures of her and specific dates when he would have the children and thus, an alibi.
Deputy Howard Bradley described the meeting in which Lambesis handed him a manila envelope containing 10 $100 bills during a preliminary hearing Monday in San Diego Superior Court in Vista.
“He told me he wanted his wife gone,” Bradley testified.
He went on to explain how Lambesis immediately agreed to the $20,000 fee and said he had already withdrawn the money from his bank account.
Lambesis explained he wanted his wife dead because she was going to get up to 60-percent of his income and would not allow their children – ages 4, 8, and 10 – to go on tour with him, the deputy testified.
Court documents reveal Meggan Lambesis had filed for divorce in September 2012 to end the couple’s 8-year marriage.
In the divorce records obtained by the Associated Press, Meggan Lambesis claims the rocker had become “obsessed with bodybuilding” and was distracted with the children, even falling asleep once while watching them. She also claimed he has spent thousands of dollars on tattoos.
★ Update. Feb 26, 2104 ★
(Link): As I Lay Dying lead singer Tim Lambesis admits he tried to hire man to kill wife
- BY SASHA GOLDSTEIN / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014, 11:01 PM
The Grammy-nominated Christian band singer worried his wife would take much of his fortune when the two divorced. The 32-year-old asked a man at his California gym last April if he knew someone who could kill Meggan Lambesis.
(Link): Tim Lambesis: As I Lay Dying singer pleads guilty to attempting to hire a hitman to murder estranged wife
- Wednesday 26 February 2014
Tim Lambesis, the frontman of American Christian metal band As I Lay Dying, has pleaded guilty to the solicitation of murder by attempting to hire a hitman to kill his estranged wife.
(Link): Metal Singer Pleads Guilty in Plot to Kill Estranged Wife
(Link): As I Lay Dying Frontman Pleads Guilty in Murder for Hire Plot
(Link): Tim Lambesis: Singer Admits Hiring ‘Hitman’
- Wednesday 26 February 2014
Tim Lambesis’ wife had filed for divorce claiming he had become emotionally distant, before he hired a hitman to kill her.
… Mrs Lambesis had filed for divorce, claiming he had become emotionally distant, was preoccupied with bodybuilding and touring and spent money irresponsibly. She also later learned he was having an affair.
(Link): Marriage Does Not Make People More Loving Mature Godly Ethical Caring or Responsible (One Stop Thread)
(Link): Pro Ball Player Convicted for Kid Diddling Three Kids Claims to be an Outstanding Christian (and he’s married with a kid of his own) – again, why should Christian single gals limit themselves to only marrying Christian men? The Whole “Being Yoked Equally” thing is irrelevant and unduly limiting for singles
(Link): Pastor charged in wife’s murder was headed to Europe to marry boyfriend, prosecutor says – Single Christian Ladies: Kick that Be Equally Yoked Teaching to the Curb! Also: Marriage and Parenthood do not make people more godly or mature or loving or ethical