Singer of As I Lay Dying arrested in murder-for-hire sting, was to perform in Syracuse in June
If you were planning on seeing heavy-metal band, "As I Lay Dying" at The Regional Market next month, it may be without its lead singer.
Tim Lambesis, 32, was arrested Tuesday in Oceanside, California; accused of trying to hire an undercover detective to kill his estranged wife.
The Associated Press reports that detectives got information last Thursday indicating that Lambesis solicited someone to kill his wife. Several law enforcement agencies launched a task force to investigate, leading to his arrest. No further details about the investigation are available at this time.
According to the band's website, As I Lay Dying is scheduled to perform at an event called "The F-Shed at the Market" on June 7th in Syracuse. The show is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Regional Market on Park Street. The Regional Market's website still indicates there is a concert that date. It appears As I Lay Dying is a special guest of headliner, and fellow-metal band, Killswitch Engage.
As I Lay Dying scored a Grammy nomination for top metal performance for the song, "Nothing Left" in 2008, from their 2007 album, "An Ocean Between Us." The band formed in San Diego in 2000.
(Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.)