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Tim Lambesis Pleads "Not Guilty" After Arrest

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As I Lay Dying / Austrian Death Machine / Pyrithion member Tim Lambesis was arrested Tuesday for allegedly attempting to hire an undercover officer to murder his wife, who previously filed for divorce from the metalcore front man.

The sheriff's department stated they learned of Lambesis' alleged attempts to hire a hitman on May 2nd and subsequently arrested him on the 7th.

UTSanDiego.com is now reporting that Lambesis pleaded "not guilty" when arraigned in court today, and bail was set at $3 million. It is unknown at this time if Lambesis will make bail or remain in custody.

You can read the band's recent statement about the situation here, or check out a video with a statement from the San Diego sheriff's office below.

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10 Comments on "Tim Lambesis Pleads 'Not Guilty'"

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1. mike godfried writes:

9 years only max, see what happends when you pray folks?
if convicted his career i wouldnt say is over but severly tarnished, i mean who is gonna support someone who plotted a murder and was busted for it?
but on the flipp side, you look at other celebs and athletes and musicians who have "f#cked up" royally and alot of times fans forgive and forget over time, we live in a very forgiving society today.
still along way to go in this case, we'll see what happends when the hammer falls.

# May 9, 2013 @ 9:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BrokenFace writes:

I remember last month they tryed to raise money from fans to make a new austrian death machine album. Now I know why he needed our cash so much. Spending it on assassins to butcher his wife. Thats pretty fuking METAL

# May 10, 2013 @ 2:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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Given that he and his wife claimed $233,000 income (this had been previously reported), he owns a recording studio, and had apparently been buying various cars, I find it very hard to believe he *needed* your money to record the Austrian Death Machine album. Probably just did the campaign to increase awareness about the band and make the fans feel like they're more a part of something than they would be if they had just bought the album once it's done.

# May 10, 2013 @ 9:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. KREDD writes:

$1000 to murder someone? seems kinda cheap...but then again this is all kinda hard for me to believe.

# May 10, 2013 @ 10:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BrokenFace writes:

He spent all his money on cars and steriods. He needed our money.

# May 10, 2013 @ 11:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Overlord writes:

I would think $1000 is pretty cheap, but then again I know nothing of the hitman market. I bet he was going to the low-class hitmen just to save a few bucks for the aforementioned cars and steroids.

# May 10, 2013 @ 1:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. BrokenFace writes:

Id assume it was $1000 up front for expenses then $4000 - $10.000 for the actual hit. Cause im a trained hitman myself.

# May 11, 2013 @ 8:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. psythe writes:

I killed someone once. b**** ran an orphanage. Axe, straight to the neck from behind. Went back to the kid who hired me for my payment, little bastard gave me a goddamn silver plate! Fvck you Aventus Aretino!!

# May 15, 2013 @ 12:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. 1 writes:

Wow! These lame attempts to be funny are so... NOT funny! Who would've thought?

# May 15, 2013 @ 9:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. EsotericSurgery writes:

lol Psythe. I got the Skyrim reference. Well played.

# May 16, 2013 @ 10:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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