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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

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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.

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