The lead singer of heavy metal band As I Lay Dying is in jail for plotting to kill his estranged wife. Now, new details claim that he had become obsessed with bodybuilding, was distracted around his children, and was spending thousands of dollars on tattoos.
According to his wife’s divorce papers, Tim Lambesis had changed during the past few months. He would fall asleep while caring for his three adopted children and spend endless hours at a gym.
Lambesis tried to hire a hitman to kill Meggan Lambesis. But the would-be killer was actually an undercover detective taking part in a sting operation set up after law enforcement got a tip last.
The 32-year-old Lambesis toured six months a year and had taken two last-minute trips in one month to see his then-girlfriend in Florida. He owned two “high-end” Harley Davidson motorcycles, dined out for almost every meal and lived in a suite at his parents’ $2 million home.
The couple adopted three children from Ethiopia and Lambesis continued to see them for about 10 hours a week when he wasn’t on tour, even though the couple wasn’t living together. Meggan Lambesis claims he would ignore the children while texting or talking on the phone.
As I Lay Dying formed in San Diego, California in 2000 and has released six albums. The band was scheduled to tour the country this summer.
Its record label released a message to the band’s fans that said: ”There are many unanswered questions, and the situation will become clearer in the coming days and weeks. We’ll keep you informed as best we can. Our thoughts right now are with Tim, his family, and with everyone else affected by this terrible situation.”