As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis is in police custody for allegedly plotting to have his estranged wife killed. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department says Lambesis was arrested in Oceanside, California Tuesday after supposedly seeking out the help of someone who turned out to be an undercover detective in the murder-for-hire plot.
Police say they learned late last week that Lambesis was looking for someone to commit the murder, and acted quickly in hopes that they could avert a "great tragedy." Lambesis is expected to be back in court either Wednesday or Thursday.
As I Lay Dying just wrapped a tour through Asia on Monday and were scheduled to start a U.S. trek later this month.
So far, no one from the band or their label has commented on Lambesis' arrest.
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