Heavy metal singer, sings jail house blues
VISTA, CALIFORNIA- The lead singer of a heavy metal band got six years in prison for a murder for hire hit on his wife that backfired. Timothy Lambesis of the California-based band As I lay Dying tried to hire an undercover sheriff's deputy to kill his wife ,Meggan last year. He says he was angry with her because she tried to place restrictions of visitation to his kids after they separated. He says he was also angry she could get a large share of his income in a divorce settlement. His lawyer contends the behavior was out of character brought on by steroid use. The band was nominated for a Grammy in 2008 and was formed in San Diego.