The Lead Singer of As I Lay Dying Was Arrested For Hiring an Assassin?

Well, you never know what news any day will bring, and today’s news brings this: Tim Lambesis, the frontman for As I Lay Dying—a relatively famous Christian metal band—has been arrested without incident for trying to hire a hitman to assassinate his estranged wife. The hitman was actually an undercover sheriff’s detective, who promptly turned Lambesis in before anyone was hurt, thankfully. “The information came to us late last week,” San Diego County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Jan Caldwell told Reuters. “We acted quickly on it. I believe that we averted a great tragedy.” Which is very true, but it’s also true that the very fact that an outspoken Christian actually attempted to plot the murder of his wife is already plenty devastating. Court records showed that Lambesis and his wife, Meggan, had separated in September of last year, but they had adopted three Ethiopian children in their marriage’s earlier years …

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