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As I Lay Dying's Tim Lambesis To Serve Up To 9 Years For Murder Plot

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After being arrested in May of 2013 for attempting to hire an undercover police agent to murder his estranged wife, Tim Lambesis (Austrian Death Machine, As I Lay Dying) is now going to be serving up to nine years in jail, according to an update from NBC San Diego.

An excerpt from the news site reads:

The singer of the Grammy-nominated Christian metal band "As I Lay Dying" pleaded guilty to his role in a murder-for-hire plot.

Carlsbad resident Tim Lambesis entered the change of plea in court Tuesday, admitting that he hired a hit man to kill his estranged wife. As a result of his change of plea, Lambesis will serve nine years according to a court clerk.

It's not clear yet if the "9 years" referenced in the article was a maximum or the official amount of time for a plea deal, as Lambesis has not had an official sentencing hearing yet. Further info will be forthcoming.

Despite Lambesis' arrest, Austrian Death Machine continued on with the crowd funded third album "Triple Brutal," which is set for release on April 1st. It's unclear at this point what the band will be doing for fans who were to receive a visit from Lambesis as part of the perks for donating to the campaign.

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1. R10 writes:

What an idiot. Well at least he'll have plenty of time on his hands to work out in "the yard", and add to his collection of ink.

# Feb 25, 2014 @ 3:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Andrew Lanski writes:

This came as a surprise to me. I really thought that he was going to maintain his innocence on the matter.

# Feb 25, 2014 @ 3:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Blindgreed1 writes:

Maybe he'll find god while he's inside? Oh wait...

# Feb 25, 2014 @ 5:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. tommy the joker writes:

Ya I saw 2 " credible" source's say 2 different things
he's been served 9 year's & sentencing is in may up to 9 years plus 4-5years probation afterwards.
Im curious to see slagels opinion or decision on this matter after sentencing is official.
Terrible story.

# Feb 25, 2014 @ 5:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Valentine_no_more writes:

9 years would be the best sentence to ever get for attempted murder.

# Feb 25, 2014 @ 6:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. John M. writes:

I'm more shocked to find out that "As I lay dying" are a Christian metal band! Never knew.

# Feb 25, 2014 @ 7:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. airjord222 writes:

Idk if i would want a visit from him now. Especially if I had to go to prison and talk through the glass to do it haha

# Feb 25, 2014 @ 7:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. AsILayDyingRule writes:

I cannot believe he did not go to trial. I thought he retained a "bad ass" competent criminal defense attorney. How sad.

# Feb 25, 2014 @ 8:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. hellrat writes:

^mmmm...maybe he grew a conscience? and, uh...sad for whom? You?
aw...tsk-tsk, sniffle-sniffle :)

# Feb 26, 2014 @ 10:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. ZMA writes:

I'll admit it's sad for me bro lol. I enjoyed As I Lay "Attempted Murdering" (I needed to say that) a lot, but I fvckin' loved Austrian Death Machine. Got their first 2 albums on my shelf. Lot of respect for both bands. Don't think I'll listen to them anytime soon though. Can't say anything bad about the other members of course. Just Tim's dumba$$. So maybe I'll spin them every once in a while for the other dudes. Hopefully Tim truly releases what a mistake he made, and tries to be a morally better person through his sentence.

...............still might check out Triple Brutal......maybe lol.

# Feb 26, 2014 @ 7:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Madison M writes:

John M, As I Lay Dying was a Christian band. But the band stopped being a Christian band after they abandoned Christianity (notice how the lyrics on the album Awakening no longer have Christian imagery, meanings, or even metaphors). Tim got arrested after that album. So, at the time of the attempted murder, Tim was no longer a Christian.

# Feb 27, 2014 @ 12:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Madison M writes:

Sorry, the album mentioned is "Awakened" not "Awakening"

# Feb 27, 2014 @ 12:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Indiginous Bastard writes:

Dudu.. du.. du..du, another one bites the dust, dudu.. du.. du.. du.. Bunum bum bum bum bum

# Feb 28, 2014 @ 11:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Holysh*t writes:

Personally I think AILD was a better band when they were christian, Awakened was a crap album, musically good but the vocals were way too soft and weak. It's one thing to have clean vocals, but I can't stand that whine/ emo sounding singing, it's f*ckin annoying

# Feb 28, 2014 @ 11:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. jzeus writes:

What a f$$kin idiot. This guy could have anything and eveverthing,though it all away

# Mar 1, 2014 @ 7:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Valentine_no_more writes:

As I Lay Dying is not christian metal they're like Creed about it. Say they're not christian but they still talk god stuff.

# Mar 2, 2014 @ 12:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. wilco writes:

the lord works in strange ways well he can become now a b**** for the arian brotherhood

# Mar 3, 2014 @ 12:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. OverkillExposure writes:

In the liner notes to "Awakened," Tim publicly, and in the most polite way possible, all but renounced his previous faith. This was reflected in many of the lyrics. On the other hand, his alleged private renunciation to his wife was far more blunt.

# Mar 3, 2014 @ 5:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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