photo from via Bob Weatherston and Radio.com
According to former Dokken guitarist George Lynch, As I Lay Dying
frontman Tim Lambesis
was recently released from prison. Lambesis had been serving a six-year sentence for his role in a murder-for-hire plot targeting his estranged wife. He was sentenced
in May 2014.
In an interview
with Eddie Trunk on "Trunk Nation," Lynch, whose daughter once in a relationship with As I Lay Dying guitarist Nick Hipa, had this to say about Lambesis:
"[Tim] is a Biola-trained theologian. The guy's really super bright. He had an IQ of 160; the guy had a brain like a freaking vice.
"I had every freaking argument out there, and he just was able to really kind of battle every argument, 'cause he had every counter-argument prepared in his mind; he had studied so hard. And as silly as his argument was, and as much as it didn't really hold water when you thought about it — it was all fallacious arguments — but…
"Anyways, he just got out of jail for attempting to kill his wife. Now I'm not saying this as an indictment against anything. All I'm saying is, there is a guy who could argue Christianity beyond anybody I've ever spoken to in my life; I had these very heated debates with this guy… He had a beautiful wife; they had adopted three Cambodian children. And then he discovered cocaine, strippers, heroin and steroids. He went completely off the rails, abandoned his family, his wife threatened to divorce him, he hired an off-duty cop to kill her.
"He recently got out of jail. He destroyed his band. They don't have a pot to piss in now; they're all struggling. [They are] a great band. I know them very well because, actually, the guitar player was my daughter's fiancé. And, actually, the drummer [Jordan Mancino] played in another project I had ways back, Souls Of We. So, anyways, he's out, he's got a mega record deal, he's got a book deal, everything's lined up for him. I mean, he's gonna skate through life. Everybody else is suffering. His wife is living in fear, his children are living in fear. His band doesn't have a pot to piss in."
At this time, we haven't been able to verify Lambesis' exit from the California prison system, though an inmate search seems to indicate that he is indeed free.UPDATE:
Our sources indicate that Lambesis is definitely out and was in fact released in December.