As I Lay Dying's Tim Lambesis Makes Bail in Murder-for-Hire Case

Singer must stay away from his wife and wear a GPS monitor

Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying performs in San Bernardino, California.
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May 31, 2013 8:00 AM ET

The As I Lay Dying singer accused of trying to have his wife killed is free on a $2 million bond. Tim Lambesis was released from jail yesterday afternoon after posting bail, U-T San Diego reports. 

The singer, 32, had been in custody since he was arrested May 7th and charged with solicitation of murder for allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill his estranged wife, Meggan. Lambesis pleaded not guiltyLambesis' lawyer, Thomas Warwick, told a judge last week that the vocalist's "thought processes were devastatingly affected" at the time by steroid use in connection with body building.

As I Lay Dying Singer Pleads Not Guilty in Murder for Hire Plot

Lambesis and his wife split last summer when the singer told Meggan in an e-mail that he no longer loved her or believed in God. She later learned that Lambesis was making regular visits to a girlfriend in Florida and had had other affairs. Lambesis is accused of trying to pay a hit man, who turned out to be an undercover police detective, $1,000 to kill Meggan.

The singer's bond was originally $3 million, though a judge reduced it last week. Conditions of his bail require Lambesis to stay away from Meggan and their three adopted children. He must also surrender his passport and wear a GPS monitor.

As I Lay Dying had been scheduled to start a tour yesterday with Killswitch Engage, but announced online that the trip had been canceled. 

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