ABC10 is reporting that Tim Lambesis, frontman for San Diego-based AS I LAY DYING, who is accused of trying to arrange the murder of his estranged wife, posted bail and left the Vista Detention Facility on Thursday, May 30th.
Bail for the As I Lay Dying frontman was slashed on May 17th, from $3 million to $2 million.
Lambesis was booked by police on May 7th, and held on suspicion of solicitation to commit murder. He has pleaded not guilty.
Lambesis was arrested at an Oceanside bookstore after he allegedly asked an undercover detective to kill his spouse, Meggan, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
The defendant allegedly gave the detective an envelope containing $1,000, photos of his wife, her address and the code to get through a security gate. He also allegedly gave dates when the “hit” could take place — days when he had his children, saying that would be his alibi, investigators said.
Authorities began investigating the defendant about a week prior to his arrest after they said they got word he was allegedly trying to find someone to kill his wife of eight years.
The Encinitas resident filed for divorce from Lambesis last September, according to Billboard magazine, a music industry publiation that also reported the couple has three adopted children from Ethiopia.
Grasso alleged that Lambesis originally approached someone in a gym and asked if the individual knew anyone who would kill his wife.
Lambesis later met with the undercover agent posing as a hit man — code name “Red” — according to Grasso.
“Red” asked Lambesis if he wanted his wife of eight years gone, and the defendant replied, “Yes, that’s what I want,” the prosecutor alleged.