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 guilty. Lambesis’ 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.
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.