Update #2: According to reports, it is believed that the person Lambesis hired turned out to be an undercover detective.
Update #1: The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department released a statement, according to which, Lambesis, was arrested at a retail business in Oceanside.
The statement goes on to say detectives received information Thursday that Lambesis had solicited someone to kill his wife, who lives in nearby Encinitas. A task force from several law enforcement agencies quickly launched an investigation that led to the arrest. No further details were given.
The Scoop: As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis was arrested today after allegedly hiring someone to kill his estranged wife. Reuters, Fox, and Metalsucks are reporting that Lambesis was arrested at around 2 pm today in Oceanside, CA. Authorities began investigating Lambesis on Thursday, when they received information that he allegedly was trying to get someone to commit murder his wife. He was booked into the Vista Jail on suspicion of solicitation of murder.
We are still awaiting an official statement.
The Spin: We will continue to await further news. This is a very serious charge against Lambesis if proved true. Due to the frontman being a seemingly devout Christian and involved in various religious-based endeavors throughout his life, this story comes as a complete shock to everyone here at MEB and we’re sure to many others as well. Stay tuned as we update the story as more details arise.
The Question: How did you react to the news? Do you believe any there’s any truth behind it? If proven, how do you see AILD moving on with this? Let us know in the comments below!