Disgraced As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis has been released from prison after being sentenced to six years in May of 2014. According to former Dokken guitarist George Lynch, who says he has close ties to Lambesis, the vocalist was “recently released” from prison. We are working to confirm this news with the California Department of Corrections.
Tim Lambesis was arrested and convicted in a murder for hire plot to kill his ex wife. He paid an undercover Police Officer $1,000 to have her killed. He was arrested on May of 2013. He later admitted to the accusations.
Lynch told “Trunk Nation” that Lambesis was just released from prison: “He just got out of jail for attempting to kill his wife. Now I’m not saying this as an indictment against anything. All I’m saying is, there is a guy who could argue Christianity beyond anybody I’ve ever spoken to in my life; I had these very heated debates with this guy… He had a beautiful wife; they had adopted three Cambodian children. And then he discovered cocaine, strippers, heroin and steroids. He went completely off the rails, abandoned his family, his wife threatened to divorce him, he hired an off-duty cop to kill her.”
He added that the rest of his former bandmates are struggling (ex AILD guitarist Nick Hipa was actually engaged to his daughter) financially, while Lambesis reportedly has a major book deal and a record deal:
“He recently got out of jail. He destroyed his band. They don’t have a pot to piss in now; they’re all struggling. [They are] a great band. I know them very well because, actually, the guitar player was my daughter’s fiancé. And, actually, the drummer [Jordan Mancino] played in another project I had ways back, SOULS OF WE. So, anyways, he’s out, he’s got a mega record deal, he’s got a book deal, everything’s lined up for him. I mean, he’s gonna skate through life. Everybody else is suffering. His wife is living in fear, his children are living in fear. His band doesn’t have a pot to piss in.” [As transcribed by Blabbermouth]
You can hear Lynch discussing Tim’s release from prison below: