By DeusExMacintosh

Tim Lambesis arrested

The singer of Grammy-nominated US heavy metal band As I Lay Dying has pleaded not guilty to plotting the murder of his estranged wife.

Prosecutors said Tim Lambesis, 32, handed $1,000 (£650) in cash to an undercover policeman with instructions on how to kill his wife Meggan.

The judge set bail at $3m (£1.9m) for the singer, who faces up to nine years in jail if convicted.

Mr Lambesis’ lawyer Anthony Salerno said the singer had been set up.

“Law enforcement was fed something by someone who effectively orchestrated the whole thing… He did not intend to harm anybody,” Mr Salerno said.

Tim Lambesis’s band As I Lay Dying are due to go on tour later this month
Mr Lambesis was arrested on 7 May at a shop in San Diego, California, after a meeting an undercover agent who went by the alias Red.

He was recorded saying he wanted his wife killed, according to prosecutor Claudia Grasso.

The undercover operation was staged after the singer told a man at his gym that he wanted his wife killed, Ms Glasso told a court hearing in Vista, California.

He had allegedly complained that she was making it difficult for him to see their children and to complete their divorce, the prosecutor added.

BBC News

And in other news, the Westboro Baptist Church announced plans to picket the funeral of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hannemann. To which Slayer fans have responded, “bring it”.

Jeff Hanneman RIP

This is also the Weekend chit-chat thread.


  1. John H.
    Posted May 11, 2013 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    Brain diseases affecting more people and starting earlier than ever before

    This is a very disturbing trend. Particularly when seen in the light in the big spikes in immunological related disorders. Something is seriously wrong here. Are we polluting ourselves into early dementias, autoimmunity, allergies, and other immunological disorders?

  2. Posted May 11, 2013 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    I think it’s largely earlier diagnosis, John. The diagnostic tools are improving all the time and more people are aware of the symptoms.

  3. John H.
    Posted May 11, 2013 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    I think it’s largely earlier diagnosis, John.

    Nope, that doesn’t explain the big spikes in immunological disorders, nor the spikes in childhood related neurologic disorders( a recent CDC analysis specifically excluded that factor re autism), and it certainly doesn’t explain the increases in motor neuron disease.

  4. Mel
    Posted May 11, 2013 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    Slayer covers Sab’s Hand of Doom. Lovely.

  5. Posted May 12, 2013 at 1:39 am | Permalink

    I’d expect the increase in women to be due to MS, to be honest, and the decreasing exposure to outdoor activity/increasing use of sunscreen which previously boosted vitamin D levels.

  6. John H.
    Posted May 15, 2013 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

  7. Posted May 15, 2013 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    [email protected] Awesome 🙂

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