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As I Lay Dying Singer Arrested in Murder Plot

This article is from Issue 64: July/August 2013

The Christian metal world is not easily shocked, but every subculture has its limits, and Christian metal mainstays As I Lay Dying barreled through them recently when lead singer Tim Lambesis attempted to hire a hit man to assassinate his wife. The supposed “hit man” was actually an undercover sheriff’s detective, and Lambesis was promptly arrested without incident while he was out shopping.

Lambesis and his wife, Meggan, had been estranged for some time—court records show Meggan filed for divorce in September 2012.