Tim Lambesis, frontman for As I Lay Dying, Pyrithion, and Austrian Death Machine, is under arrest for allegedly trying to hire a hit man to murder his estranged wife in Oceanside, California.


Lambesis is currently being held at the Vista Detention Center in Vista, CA and he is currently listed as being ineligible for bail. According to The PRP, “If [Lambesis is] eventually found guilty, the Solicitation of Another to Commit Murder charge alone is punishable by imprisonment in a state prison for 3-9 years in California.”

Jan Caldwell from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department has spoken to Artisan News Service about Lambesis’ arrest, confirming that authorities have been investigating Lambesis since last Thursday, May 2:

“Information came to us… that Lambesis was soliciting another individual to kill his estranged wife.” Caldwell goes on to say that “The investigation at our end is still ongoing… But I believe that the captain who commented earlier said that we averted a tragedy today.”