With Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying) having been released from prison after trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife, he is apparently planning to resurrect As I Lay Dying with a new lineup. The news was reported by Rock Feed, who have a source that they say is “familiar with the situation.” Considering Lambesis previously posted a teaser on his and the band’s social media that said “Activity,” this news isn’t too surprising. As far as his former As I Lay Dying bandmates go, they have condemned his behavior and have since moved on in Wovenwar.
With Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying) having been released from prison after trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife, he is apparently teasing some sort of announcement on his and As I Lay Dying’s social media. It is just a simple message that says “Activity.” It is unknown what he is referring to, especially since his As I Lay Dying bandmates have condemned his behavior and have since moved on in Wovenwar, but it is possible that he could have either a new project in the works or maybe even a new incarnation of the band. Only time will tell though, so stay tuned for updates.
It looks like Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying), who went to prison after trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife, has been released early. George Lynch (Dokken, etc.), whose daughter was engaged to As I Lay Dying’s Nick Hipa, recently revealed the news to Eddie Trunk. Alternative Press then confirmed Lynch’s comments by reaching out to a representative from the California Department Of Corrections And Rehabilitation who said Lambesis was discharged to the Division of Adult Parole Operations on December 17, 2016.
Here’s Lynch’s statement:
“[Tim] is a Biola-trained theologian. The guy’s really super bright. He had an IQ of 160; the guy had a brain like a freaking vice.
I had every freaking argument out there, and he just was able to really kind of battle every argument, ’cause he had every counter-argument prepared in his mind; he had studied so hard. And as silly as his argument was, and as much as it didn’t really hold water when you thought about it — it was all fallacious arguments — but…”
“Anyways, he just got out of jail for attempting to kill his wife. Now I’m not saying this as an indictment against anything. All I’m saying is, there is a guy who could argue Christianity beyond anybody I’ve ever spoken to in my life; I had these very heated debates with this guy… He had a beautiful wife; they had adopted three Cambodian children. And then he discovered cocaine, strippers, heroin and steroids. He went completely off the rails, abandoned his family, his wife threatened to divorce him, he hired an off-duty cop to kill her.
He recently got out of jail. He destroyed his band. They don’t have a pot to piss in now; they’re all struggling. [They are] a great band. I know them very well because, actually, the guitar player was my daughter’s fiancé. And, actually, the drummer [Jordan Mancino] played in another project I had ways back, Souls Of We. So, anyways, he’s out, he’s got a mega record deal, he’s got a book deal, everything’s lined up for him. I mean, he’s gonna skate through life. Everybody else is suffering. His wife is living in fear, his children are living in fear. His band doesn’t have a pot to piss in.”
Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying), who is still in prison after trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife, has filed a lawsuit against a California medical team, saying that Vista Detention Facility nurse Mary Abiaro and others, due to them not giving him the drug Anastrozole. A doctor supposedly prescribed him the drug for his withdrawals from anabolic steroids.
Lambesis was originally asking for $35,500,000 in general and punitive damages, due to him developing Gynecomastia, after an hormonal imbalance which was a result of him not receiving the prescription. Abiaro was able to get the punitive damages claim dismissed by Judge Anello, but a medical negligence claim is still set to go to trial August 8, 2017. More info on the suit can be found at Loudwire, and in court documents located at Justia and Case Text.
According to Loudwire, a verdict has been reached in the Tim Lambesis case today (May 16). The As I Lay Dying vocalist was sentenced to six years in prison, for attempting to hire someone to kill his estranged wife, Meggan, which he pleaded guilty to in February.
Meggan said that she “felt as fragile as a piece of paper that could float away at any moment,” due to how “dangerous” Lambesis had become. Her parents also spoke at the trial, in her support.
Tim Lambesis, himself, was also allowed to speak and said the following:
“I do feel deep remorse. I want to thank you. For her prayers, which proves you still have the heart that you do.”
Along with the six years of prison the judge also gave Meggan and her children 10 years of protection. Meggan has also filed a civil suit, against the vocalist, in which she is asking for $2 million.
Meanwhile, Lambesis’ bandmates have moved on to make the band Wovenwar, who released their first single on April 21.
You can also read an in depth interview with Lambesis, that was conducted in the weeks leading to his sentence on Alternative Press.