NewsMay 11, 2013 12:55 PM ET21,564 views

Tim Lambesis victim of setup, says lawyer

The attorney of embattled As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis says that his client was the victim of a setup, and that the initial charges (conspiracy to commit murder) against Lambesis could have resulted in a life sentence. Ultimately, Lambesis was charged with solicitation for murder, and faces up to nine years in prison. Lambesis pleaded not guilty on Thursday. Speaking with Artisan News, Salerno layed out a possible explanation for the entire situation:
"I would anticipate myself asking for quite a bit of additional discovery, particularly on this person I strongly suspect is a snitch and is an informant for the police and was really creating this whole scenario and sort of setting Tim up. I believe there's a good probability he may be a police informant. And that information is only available internally with the police department, or in this case the San Diego Sheriff's Department, and through the D.A.'s office, and that's something I'm gonna have to explore as well."
Salerno's full statement to Artisan can be heard below:

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anonymous 5/11/2013 10:02:17 AM

First. I call bullshit

anonymous 5/11/2013 10:25:24 AM

damn prosecutors and their reasonable charging decisions. grumblegrumble.

dog_boner 5/11/2013 10:25:44 AM

so lambesis turned from a Christian into a Jew?

anonymous 5/11/2013 10:29:58 AM

i think the guy's a gay but how did i know meggan had a pig in the family BITCH

anonymous 5/11/2013 10:41:12 AM

Conspiracy flip

anonymous 5/11/2013 10:53:22 AM

As I lay snoring to this video

anonymous 5/11/2013 10:57:59 AM

I bet his wife had him set up. That way she gets the kids and Tim gets put away. She gets to publicly say whatever she wants about him to make him look like he is guilty.

anonymous 5/11/2013 11:12:04 AM

wtf does he mean 'initial charges'? he was only charged once, which could be easily checked by anyone as it's a public record. his most serious charge, if proven, would have resulted in a 9 year sentence. fcking lawyers thinking the rest of us are clueless to their bullshit

anonymous 5/11/2013 11:23:34 AM

LOLOLOLOL this story just gets dumber.

malachi 5/11/2013 11:27:57 AM

You guys are fcking idiots. When someone asks you "Do you want me to kill your wife" and you say "Yes, that's exactly what I want"...the set-up is a moot goddamn point. Who gives a shit if it was a set up? So was To Catch a Predator - all set ups. Yet you're still guilty as fck you piece of shit.

anonymous 5/11/2013 11:31:47 AM

what kind of a lawyer uses the term 'snitch'? LOL. lambdumbass better find a better one

TeflonJon 5/11/2013 11:33:39 AM

Frankie Palmeri is shocked

genghisjohn 5/11/2013 11:39:36 AM

Just another day at Lambesisgoat

anonymous 5/11/2013 11:40:37 AM

Salerno is a pretty high profile lawyer you dumbass.

anonymous 5/11/2013 11:54:08 AM

"Salerno is a pretty high profile lawyer you dumbass." one unnecessary celebrity hires another one. you're right

MeatDelivery 5/11/2013 11:58:38 AM

"The bitch set me up" - Marion Barry

anonymous 5/11/2013 12:00:08 PM

Where's the Kickstarter link for his bail?

anonymous 5/11/2013 12:02:10 PM

shes probly after his money and fame, don't get married straight and simple lol.

anonymous 5/11/2013 12:03:17 PM

Yes I am sure his wife and her brother set him up. She wants him in jail so he can't pay any alimony or child support. She was so happy about his arrest that she sprinted to Wal-Mart to put her application in. Working 40 at Wal-Mart is way better than Tim paying her $125,000 a year in alimony and child support. What a bunch of dumbasses. Common sense people.

anonymous 5/11/2013 12:05:21 PM /wow-nerd-south-park-580.j pg everyone posting about tim right now.^

anonymous 5/11/2013 12:09:25 PM

should look up what she would get in divorce bro lol. much more.

anonymous 5/11/2013 12:19:16 PM

GOO TIM!!!! Everyone else go fingerband yourselves in your mothers bastuffts. Cant wait to go see him live a few weeks after his courtdate!

slut 5/11/2013 12:22:19 PM

TeflonJon46 minutes ago Frankie Palmeri is shocked nice

anonymous 5/11/2013 12:25:02 PM

i'm not a fan of his shit band or the clown himself but his bail amount is absolute horseshit. at least let the guy get out so he can off himself by a method of his choice

anonymous 5/11/2013 12:31:45 PM

militant atheists out for something to prove are stoked.

anonymous 5/11/2013 1:09:59 PM

To the douche bag who is trying to act smart by bringing up "To Catch A Predator'... you do realize like 95% of those pedophiles were not actually convicted right? Though in this case Lambesis will be guilty since he gave up cash and security codes

malachi 5/11/2013 2:03:13 PM

great, you proved a point of mine wrong only to agree with me anyways. now fck yourself.

anonymous 5/11/2013 2:22:25 PM

haha what a shitty lawyer

anonymous 5/11/2013 3:01:38 PM

very interesting. OK, now back to porn

anonymous 5/11/2013 3:07:31 PM

malachi who are u talking to? there's thousands of people interested in this delicious topic

malachi 5/11/2013 4:09:51 PM

The guy who clearly referenced one of my posts, smart guy.

carveyournamein 5/11/2013 5:09:15 PM

Boo fcking hoo

anonymous 5/11/2013 6:31:29 PM

yeah he was definately setup, like somebody forced him to handover $1000, and somebody forced him to give the pics of his wife, and the passcode to the security gate, couldnt have been more setup.

anonymous 5/11/2013 6:33:13 PM

Should have got my cousin vinny

anonymous 5/11/2013 7:00:49 PM

malachi "The guy who clearly referenced one of my posts, smart guy." for fck's sake can you make yourself comprehensible

anonymous 5/11/2013 7:46:57 PM

instead of all this we should be watching the Woodstock '94 Primus performance. It's pretty dope

IG88 5/11/2013 8:06:58 PM

If your lawyer uses the word 'gonna', you're gonna have a bad time in prison.

anonymous 5/11/2013 9:49:01 PM

"To the douche bag who is trying to act smart by bringing up "To Catch A Predator'... you do realize like 95% of those pedophiles were not actually convicted right?" Most of them plea out to lesser charges to avoid the costs of going through court and to allow the footage be aired (since it can't be without their approval). The show/court basically use it as a cheap way to get people registered as sexual predators and embarrass the shit out of them with very little expense

anonymous 5/11/2013 11:21:01 PM

Most of them plea out to lesser charges to avoid the costs of going through court and to allow the footage be aired (since it can't be without their approval). very true. i got a friend who got busted for a bullshit drug charge by Dog the bounty hunter (or w/e the fck he calls himself) 8K to show his face on TV and he was acquitted in the end

anonymous 5/12/2013 12:28:33 AM


hellisforchildren 5/12/2013 9:01:49 AM

"To the douche bag who is trying to act smart by bringing up "To Catch A Predator'... you do realize like 95% of those pedophiles were not actually convicted right?" There were around 370 arrests in to catch a predator, resulting in 120 full convictions. Thats 95%? Your 5th grade math teacher would be so proud!

anonymous 5/12/2013 11:29:05 AM

Hes innocent but caught on tape? Set up but still caught on tape??? Bye bye tim dont drop the soap.

anonymous 5/12/2013 12:15:31 PM

"Get the hoodrat, and lay the bitch flat!"

ShaolinLambKiller 5/12/2013 1:14:37 PM

fcking lol at everything on here.

anonymous 5/12/2013 2:30:53 PM

Literally the worst news outlet for this stuff webby is dumb as fck regarding all things legal

anonymous 5/12/2013 2:32:09 PM

there is no such thing as a "set up" if YOU are the one soliciting someone to commit a murder. Oh my evil ex-wife tricked me into asking some stranger to kill her! what a set up, her evil brothers must have tricked me into saying words and offering money! oh those shysters! woe is me! fck this website

anonymous 5/12/2013 2:36:57 PM

It would literally take webmaster... 30 seconds... to do a google search and avoid being the CNN of lambgoat by just blatantly misreporting shit and being a dumbfck idiot PENAL CODE SECTION 182-185 When they conspire to commit any crime against the person of any official specified in paragraph (6), they are guilty of a felony and are punishable by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 for five, seven, or nine years. TOTALLY A LIFE SENTENCE BRO. HOLY SNARSP

anonymous 5/12/2013 2:39:54 PM

Conspiracy to commit murder requires, CHECK THIS SHIT, a co-conspirator! haha oh fck. so, if the person who arrested him was really a cop... undercover... then he cant be CHECK THIS HOT SHIT OUT - A CO-CONSPIRATOR. thus, by pure logical and semantic definitions (ALSO US/CA LAW) there is no "conspiracy" fck you webby

anonymous 5/12/2013 2:50:10 PM

^ ok, so if i sell heroin to an undercover cop they can't bust me for selling drugs as the deal was not 'real' to begin with. i suppose they should have waited til tim hired an actual hitman and take the chance that his wife would be murdered

anonymous 5/12/2013 4:46:46 PM

^ total truth, but all these As I Lay Dying support team members cant see through it. UNDERCOVER COP MEANS YOUR BEYOND fckED!!! THATS IT. Its not aomebody overheard him tweeting I hate my wife. He solicited someone to kill her, then payed them, gave them photos of the person to be killed, times when to pull it off and passcodes to enter the house, OOPS it was a fcking cop. YOU LOSE.

anonymous 5/12/2013 5:45:44 PM

WHAT A gay HE straighten HIS HAIR

anonymous 5/12/2013 9:04:12 PM

shes probly after his money and fame, don't get married straight and simple lol. ^^^ How does she get his fame idiot.... She doesnt even have facebook or any social network pages. If she was after fame, you would see her all up in the news. And for all those idiots who keep claiming Tim is worth 14 million, dont you think he would have come up with the 3 million bail. You're all a bunch of brain dead idiots

anonymous 5/12/2013 10:11:21 PM

^ fcking dumber than piss. dudes worth millions, your fcking stupid if you think he has next to no money after millions of albums and shirt sales and appearance fees. he lives in a gated community, not a motel 6. he scam'd you fcktards into handing over 70 grand to pleasure in his already payed for studio. funny he didnt ask for a handout for the pytherion album, because metalblade felt it was worth paying him for.

anonymous 5/12/2013 11:01:31 PM

^^^ since when have AILD sold millions of records? How does that make him worth 14 million. You have no idea of what musicians make

anonymous 5/12/2013 11:08:05 PM

Even millions of record sales doesnt translate to 1 member of the band being worth 14 million dollars. Most of the general population have no idea what most musicians end up with NET after they pay for management, agents, bus managers, lawyers, touring and production expenses, tax and then dividing whats left between the band members. No way Tim is worth 14 million

anonymous 5/12/2013 11:52:01 PM

some of you are so gullibly fcking stupid. what the fck do you think an appearance fee of $10,000+ per show times 150+ per year addsup to after 5-6 years? $1000? you fcking asshats? And $10-$20 a shirt times 100,000? Some of you are so dck whipped thinking that these bands do it to see a smile on your face. You ever notice all the consumer merch plugs?

anonymous 5/13/2013 5:20:40 AM

Lol at ^^ guy saying 10,000 people at a AILD show. Go talk to bands numbnuts, they don't make dck squat after expenses. At least with Christian bands they make a bit more from sucker-parents who think it's the word of Gawd. Not a fcking chance Lambesis is worth $14 mill and you're a first-rate idiot for thinking so.

anonymous 5/13/2013 6:46:17 AM

It doesn't matter if it was a "set-up." It doesn't matter if he was tricked, or if his wife was involved, or anything else. He tried to get an undercover cop to kill his wife. He's on tape doing it. He's guilty and going to jail. These are the fcking facts you pathetic fcking idiots, quit rationalizing this like you're the dude's abused wife. "It was MY fault he hit me, he didn't mean to..."

anonymous 5/13/2013 6:51:00 AM

He's not victim of a setup, he'S victim of his own stupid retarded-ass and there's nothing you AILD fcking hippy fans can do about it.

anonymous 5/13/2013 7:08:10 AM

here's a scenario of him being 'tricked'. his wife spreads rumors that SHE has hired a hitman to kill HIM. out of fear for his life and thinking like a 9-year old cause he's Christian he hires his own in some kind of OK corral expectation. i cant believe the cult-like defense of him by AILD fans. it's fckin disturbing and cut that shit out. timmy turned out to be a sociopath

anonymous 5/13/2013 7:13:12 AM

"Not a fcking chance Lambesis is worth $14 mill and you're a first-rate idiot for thinking so." absolutely agreed. during the course of Randy's trial it came out that he pulls in 250K a year and spent a lot of his savings on defense. Tim makes about the same. It's not like they were making this money for 40 years. LOG got big in 2004. AILD in 2005.

shane_battier 5/13/2013 8:24:49 AM

steroids make you do crazy things his lawyer should take note. i can garuantee you'll see a temporary insanity plea from steroids. eeryone will talk about what a good christian he is. he'll get a slap on the wrist. maybe some house arrest. this guy is going to jail like OJ simpson went to jail after killing nicole brown.

shane_battier 5/13/2013 8:27:11 AM

also...even if tim is making 250k on the road, he does a ton of recording at his studio, which could be a potential source of cash (i.e. unreportable) income. everyone thats talking about it is just taking stabs in the dark when it comes to what he takes in financially

shane_battier 5/13/2013 8:27:32 AM


anonymous 5/13/2013 9:04:22 AM t/legal-woes/49457 Re: his salary it's from a tax return. hardly 'stabs in the dark' there's a reason he can't pay the bail (if you get it as a bond u dont even need the full sum)

anonymous 5/13/2013 10:07:41 AM

As I Lay Dying, more like As I Lay Crying in a cell while Tyrone sodomizes me on a daily basis, cause this real.

anonymous 5/13/2013 10:22:17 AM

if OJ can get away with murder.. Why can't Sonny have his kid? This guy knows what I'm talking about

anonymous 5/13/2013 10:51:23 AM

Why hasn't recording been released? Why not get him on video? Finger print test the envelope, and pictures. It is quite easy to "get someone on a tape recorder". Quite the professional stake out lol. "Hi im tim It would be cool if my wife was dead". we got him!!! lol go blow. See you on tour in june AILD FTW!!

anonymous 5/13/2013 12:20:59 PM

^ Dont hold your breath. You constantly overlook he got caught dealing with an undercover cop, not a facebook follower. Have fun getting your refund at the original point of purchase and zero worshipping of Lord Lambesis.

anonymous 5/13/2013 1:05:36 PM

Government setup. Illuminati wants control of metalcore.

anonymous 5/13/2013 1:46:53 PM

didn't know so many people were there and witnessed this happen. goodness call the lambgoat worshippers to the stand lol. I really hope that this hardcore envelope evidence isn't backed up by just an audio recording of "Tim Lambesis". Once again see you on tour in june.

anonymous 5/13/2013 2:21:32 PM

^ brainwashed fcktard idiot, LEARN THE fck HOW TO READ. not self interpret at a glance, holy fck your generation is doomed. Do you just day dream of the band on stage while watching any of the news pertaining to it? and put your fingers in your ears like a 3yr/old? No proof, nah nah nah. Have fun seeing them in June when his court date isnt until mid late June, and will last weeks if not a month plus, theres no summer tour, get over it, eat more dck.

anonymous 5/13/2013 2:29:36 PM

probably older than you homeboy and I suggest you don't believe everything you see on tv and the news. I simply said shitty evidence. An opinion just as yourself so go fck your mother lol.Get your fingers out of your mothers snatch and move outta her bastufft. oh and court day june 10th.

anonymous 5/13/2013 2:32:00 PM

why doesn't everyone shut the fck up, nobody knows anything or what will happen so shut your fcking holes lol. Quit reading and trying to predict this stupid shit all day, must need some excitement in your lives damn.

anonymous 5/13/2013 3:36:51 PM

Every time someone is caught attempting to hire a hitman it is always done this way. A meeting is arranged with a complete stranger who asks for clear determination of what the person wants - aka his wife dead and then money and information is exchanged. its always police informants who put the cops onto the pursuing of a hitman in the first place. Regardless if its an informant or not, he was trying to get his wife killed so his adopted ethopian children could have a "normal" life ... haha

anonymous 5/13/2013 3:44:06 PM

Can they use the actual recording of Tim in court? Idk how CA laws work and obviously suck at the internet.

anonymous 5/13/2013 3:59:37 PM

it doesnt matter, thats like saying I sold heroin and pills to an undercover cop all they have is a recording. the cop will testify in court which wont be challenged by anyone because it already happened, its set in stone, its not a conversation, it took place, thats why hes in jail. all he can do now is see how many millions it will cost him to pay his lawyer to pay the judge and SDPD.

anonymous 5/13/2013 4:07:05 PM

"I simply said shitty evidence. An opinion just as yourself so go fck your mother lol.Get your fingers out of your mothers snatch and move outta her bastufft. oh and court day june 10th" He got caught, are you too fcking stupid to read or figure that part out? Did you miss the $1000 payment? Or the when to go do it part? or the heres the passwords to get in and what she looks like. Pretty sound fcking evidence.

anonymous 5/13/2013 5:00:33 PM

Some of this shit is fcking comedy. Best line so far: "He's Christian so he thinks like a 9 year old." Hahaha.

anonymous 5/13/2013 5:13:41 PM

actually bro havnt heard or seen any of that evidence physically posted and technically hes being held on bail until his court date. hes not guilty as of right now lol.

anonymous 5/13/2013 5:17:09 PM

the law and court systems are corrupt enough, not saying he is innocent, but wouldn't be the first time someone staged a crime. *puts 1000 dollars in envelope, picture of tims wife* has "tim" say he wants his wife dead on a audio recording. (her brother is in SD law, sherrif I believe). just an opinion exact as all of you bitching babies. only thing anyone can do is wait and see if he is guilty or innocent because he is NEITHER as of the moment.

anonymous 5/13/2013 5:18:22 PM

weve been watching him for weeks and scheduled to meet up with him but only have this audio recording on our cell phone lol...and so called envelope he gave him(not on film).

anonymous 5/13/2013 8:57:04 PM

^ the undercover cop did this IN PERSON, what the fck do you not understand about that? undercover cop, in person, your fcked just like someone selling drugs to an undercover cop. have fun in jail or paying half of what your worth to the judge/lawyer to get off with the minimum, Welcome to America.

anonymous 5/13/2013 10:27:40 PM

This lawyers case needs "A Greater Foundation" eh.. eh... anyone?

anonymous 5/13/2013 11:40:23 PM

well im pretty sure if all these shit hole bands can fund or kickstart there "recording" with 50 thou from fans from fans, tim would draw it easily. he doesn't need it tho. between his band, studio etc. im done watching you all bitch and act like know it alls. ill check back on a legitimate news source for the final hearing.

anonymous 5/13/2013 11:41:19 PM

why blow 3 mil to just get out for 4 weeks lol. that is absolutely retarded.

willy_wanker 5/14/2013 8:17:35 AM

anonymous 2 days ago wtf does he mean 'initial charges'? he was only charged once, which could be easily checked by anyone as it's a public record. his most serious charge, if proven, would have resulted in a 9 year sentence. fcking lawyers thinking the rest of us are clueless to their bullshit initial charges means they (the prosecutors) could find other things to charge him with

anonymous 5/14/2013 1:30:26 PM

Kickstarter to pay for bail. 1,000 donation gets you a free jail cell visit.

anonymous 5/14/2013 4:08:18 PM

lol @ comparing this to drug dealing/entrapment you motherfckers are dumb

anonymous 5/14/2013 4:08:51 PM

LOL @ willy_wanker trying to speak on anything

anonymous 5/14/2013 8:28:38 PM

LOL@ The dck whipped As I Lay Dying fans who can't fathom Tim got caught trying to have his wife killed in order to avoid losing half his net worth. #pre-nuptual agreement.

anonymous 5/14/2013 8:39:00 PM

Impending Doom is not stoked

anonymous 5/14/2013 10:28:49 PM

Hoof Arted?

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anonymous 5/16/2013 3:49:16 PM

Don't drop the soap Tim. Just read members of the label and his band were there to support - really? Like the police just decided to frame him? Get a clue - guilty as fck.

anonymous 5/16/2013 7:08:50 PM

How ridiculous is this article and I wonder who this crazy bitch's so called beloved ex was? And whatever song you are talking about, You just wish it was about you. /culture/it-is-safer-in-th e-dark-what-the-treatment- of-meggan-lambesis-tells-u s-about-violence-victim-bl aming-and-silence

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