OCEANSIDE — Tim Lambesis, lead singer and co-founder for the heavy metal band, “As I Lay Dying”, was arrested without incident on May 7 in a retail business on Vista Way in Oceanside. Lambesis is charged with solicitation of another to commit murder.Information came to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department on May 2 that Lambesis was soliciting another person to kill his estranged wife, who lives in Encinitas. The Encinitas detectives, the San Diego Fugitive Task Force and the Sheriff’s Special Investigation Division investigators immediately initiated an investigation.
The investigation culminated on Wednesday afternoon when Lambesis solicited an undercover detective to kill his wife. The 32-year-old singer was then arrested, transported to the Encinitas Sheriff’s station, and booked into the Vista Detention Facility.
He will be charged with two felonies at the Vista Courthouse on May 9, according to the court’s schedule at press deadline.