Is it evil of me that I’m smiling as I write this sentence?
Look, as far as I am concerned, he belongs behind bars. Tim Lambesis, who was once the chaste symbol of Christian metal as the lead singer of As I Lay Dying, tried to have his estranged wife killed.
He probably deserves longer.
This afternoon, Lambesis was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to a charge of solicitation of another to commit murder earlier this year.
He will receive 48 days credit for time served.
He was initially charged more than a year ago with the crime after attemping to hire an undercover detective posing as a hitman to murder his estranged wife, Meggan Lambesis.
Radio.com claims some of his As I Lay Dying bandmates were in attendance for the proceedings.
His ex, Meggan, spoke during the sentencing, claiming her life had “felt as fragile as a piece of paper that could float away at any moment.”
She also mentioned Tim would often quote the “Total Recall” line “Consider that a divorce,” which, as you know, was muttered after Tim’s hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger, guns down his fake wife, Sharon Stone, in the film.
Tim allegedly cried in court before facing his wife.
He’s quoted as saying:
“I do feel deep remorse. I want to thank you. For her prayers, which proves you still have the heart that you do.”
Judge Carlos Armour handed down the sentence and disputed the defense’s claims that the steroids played a major factor. He argued that numerous individuals use steroids and do not try to arrange murders.
Meggan Lambesis and the children she adopted with Tim will receive 10 years protection.
Lambesis still faces a $2 million civil suit from his ex-wife.
Tim gave a pre-sentencing interview to the cheap fucks at AltPress.com, which is accessible here.
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