Tim Lambesis Returns to San Diego Courtroom Next Week
Tim Lambesis, once singer for the San Diego metal band As I Lay Dying, and his attorney are expected back in court next week arguing that he deserves “custody credit” for the days he was on “house arrest,” after hiring a hitman to kill his wife.
“There will be a hearing on July 18th to determine if the time Lambesis spent on house arrest will count as credits towards his prison term,” prosecutor Claudia Grasso stated in an email.
Tim Lambesis is expected to be in San Diego’s North County Superior Courthouse at 9:30 a.m. next Friday, before the same judge who sentenced him to six years in prison, the Honorable Judge Carlos Armour.
Lambesis, 33, was in the midst of a bitter divorce battle with his wife of eight years when he agreed to pay $20,000 to an undercover officer to kill his wife.
The singer was taken into custody the same day as the sting operation, on May 7, 2013. He was in local jail for 24 days (and given credit at sentencing for 48) before he paid $160,000 in fees to the bondsman who posted his $2 million bail.
Lambesis was on house arrest at his parents’ home in Del Mar, California, wearing a GPS monitor, from June 2013 until his sentencing in May 2014, when he was taken away in handcuffs.