Metal Hammer (UK)
TIM LAMBESIS DID WHAT?! (February 2014)
One of the most truly bizarre stories of the decade saw the As I Lay Dying frontman attempt to instigate the unthinkable
It was one of the decade’s most surreal sights: a glum-faced Tim Lambesis, clad in prison scrubs, being marched pitifully into court to receive a sentence for plotting to kill his estranged wife, Meggan. In May 2013, Lambesis had asked a gym buddy if he knew any hitmen, only for the alarmed associate to go to the authorities, who set up a sting that involved the unsuspecting singer agreeing to pay $20,000 to a fake assassin in a public library. He was sentenced to six years in jail. His bandmates promptly distanced themselves from him – though not so far that they wouldn’t controversially reunite with him when he was released in 2018 after serving four years of his sentence.