NewsFebruary 25, 2014 2:33 PM ET49,524 views

Tim Lambesis admits guilt, faces 9 years in jail

Tim Lambesis in court
Tim Lambesis in courtroom on February 25, 2014 As we had expected, today in a Vista, California courtroom As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis pleaded guilty to attempting to hire a hitman to kill his estranged wife. As part of the plea deal, Lambesis could serve up to nine years in prison, plus four years of parole after his release, and be fined $10,000. Technically, this means that Lambesis could skate with as little as probation (though that seems highly unlikely). The duration of prison time was apparently not defined in the deal. The Judge will make the final decision, and both attorneys have been encouraged to file pleading papers. Sentencing will take place on May 2nd with Judge Carlos Armour presiding. The parents and brother of Lambesis' estranged wife, Meggan, were in the courtroom today, and were "obviously relieved" according to prosecutor Claudia Grasso.


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anonymous 2/25/2014 11:41:17 AM


anonymous 2/25/2014 11:41:36 AM

Looks like the Lord works in a compromising way.

zerofender 2/25/2014 11:45:00 AM

I want to write something clever, but I can't wait to read his memoirs of being beatd in prison.

anonymous 2/25/2014 11:46:56 AM


anonymous 2/25/2014 11:52:22 AM

California paroled 1800 lifers last month. Their prisons are so overcrowded, I bet Lambesis does 12 months of this sentence or less. Comeback record in 2017.

andysrobbins 2/25/2014 11:53:46 AM

prison flip.

anonymous 2/25/2014 11:55:29 AM

Judge: "I hereby sentence you to 94 hours in federal prison."

anonymous 2/25/2014 11:55:47 AM

Stoked to find out his sentence in two years time

kunt 2/25/2014 11:58:23 AM

Smart move to take the deal. The judge got sick of being bench-pressed

anonymous 2/25/2014 11:58:31 AM

These guarrrddsss....they're killing maaaaaayyyyyy....

anonymous 2/25/2014 12:07:34 PM

When I wake from this dream Will your smile still open my heart and leave me transparent When I wake from this dream Will your smile still open my heart

anonymous 2/25/2014 12:11:31 PM

Shadows of the showers are security

anonymous 2/25/2014 12:20:02 PM

At least he didnt steal a balloon on free balloon day

anonymous 2/25/2014 12:22:40 PM

Down to the cell where Bubba crowns you queen Where the floors are cold and the bunk's unclean And the soft bellied white boy gets fcked 'til he screams. I know you're not afraid boy I've seen your silly games boy I know that prison is hard on your hole I know you're not afraid boy I've seen your silly games boy I know that prison is hard on your hole Hole Hole Hole Hole Hole Hole Hole Hole They are gonna play this X-Cops song on the way to the pen.

anonymous 2/25/2014 12:23:07 PM

So webby, maybe you should change the title since he has not gotten nine years in jail yet. A bit misleading...

anonymous 2/25/2014 12:23:29 PM

Prepare the rear, Timmy.

anonymous 2/25/2014 12:32:06 PM

Their next big hit will be called '78892 Hours'

anonymous 2/25/2014 12:35:27 PM

yeah really. "faces nine years in jail" is accurate. your title, while it'll generate more traffic to your ads, is inaccurate and probably unethical. good journalism, webby!

anonymous 2/25/2014 12:43:20 PM

Alex McCormick here - I regret every balcony I ever jumped off to AILD.

marching_band_rules 2/25/2014 12:56:05 PM


anonymous 2/25/2014 12:58:39 PM

Welcome to genuine hardcore

anonymous 2/25/2014 12:59:29 PM

Say it ain't so! what a fcking quitter. Webby, kiss your ad revenues goodbye when this thing raps up. No going to trial = no speedboat for you.

Hibuddywazup 2/25/2014 1:04:01 PM

As I Plead Guilty.

anonymous 2/25/2014 1:18:29 PM


anonymous 2/25/2014 1:22:33 PM

He can still lift in prison, right? He can still scream in prison, Right? He won't have to worry about his "wife" anymore, Right? Maybe pleading guilty is exactly what he was hoping for. A stint in Jail is good for a br00tal rep. Sounds like a happy ending.

anonymous 2/25/2014 1:23:31 PM

Alex McCormick here. Tim offered me 10K to stage dive on his wife. He's keeping his mouth shut about my part in it because he's a funtime haver and he knows the bro-code of genuine hardcore and punk culture. rand paul 2016!

thetowerofrome 2/25/2014 1:25:07 PM

Lol at alex post. Also lol at how there is already nearly 8 thousand views in that short amount of time of this being posted. Jesus.

anonymous 2/25/2014 1:32:39 PM

"yeah really. "faces nine years in jail" is accurate. your title, while it'll generate more traffic to your ads, is inaccurate and probably unethical. good journalism, webby!" If you came to Lambgoat to seek out ethical behavior...

anonymous 2/25/2014 1:34:35 PM

^^^ college gay

anonymous 2/25/2014 1:47:53 PM

lol Webby actually has changed the headline now

anonymous 2/25/2014 2:03:12 PM

Alex McCormick here. Tim, you shoulda hired a legit hitman, sagea. True hardcore. sagea.

anonymous 2/25/2014 2:16:49 PM

carnifax and whitechappels relevance is not stoked

anonymous 2/25/2014 2:17:33 PM

I honestly think this dudes relevance and fan base will grow from this ordeal. Look at the Escape the fate dude.

anonymous 2/25/2014 2:25:26 PM

Prison weiners are stoked

anonymous 2/25/2014 2:34:01 PM

Cavity search status

anonymous 2/25/2014 2:35:26 PM

Impending Doom is not stoked

RickRock 2/25/2014 2:51:18 PM

They stripped me naked, had me lift my ballsack up so they could check underneath it, and then had me bend over and spread my asscheeks apart so they could look inside my jerk.

anonymous 2/25/2014 3:09:34 PM

anonymous2 hours ago Their next big hit will be called '78892 Hours' Start > Accessories > Caculator

anonymous 2/25/2014 4:26:16 PM

@zerofender have you seen tim lambesis lately. I doubt he'll be getting beatd anytime soon

anonymous 2/25/2014 4:35:07 PM

^^ spotter

anonymous 2/25/2014 5:21:40 PM

This is great fcking news.

anonymous 2/25/2014 5:33:00 PM

Nobody actually read the article. He'll probably get out of doing jail time. HAHAHAHAHAHA *cue AILD Tour*

meatyd 2/25/2014 7:15:00 PM

Attempted murder? It's not like he killed someone. This is a clear violation of my client's civil rights.

anonymous 2/25/2014 7:34:20 PM

He will be riding into jail on a raptor.

anonymous 2/25/2014 8:09:01 PM

At MOST he will actually serve 4.5 years (he is entitled to what is known as "half-time"), less the credit for time served he's earned so far (which isn't' much since he's been on ankle monitoring). It's an open plea, but the Judge has probably already giving an indicated sentence. My prediction is that he gets midterm (6 years), although low term isn't out of the question.

anonymous 2/25/2014 8:25:59 PM

GOD DAMN.... it's not jail, it's fcking prison. There is a difference. Think before you speak.

anonymous 2/25/2014 8:30:17 PM

I guss he will be "CONFINED"

malachi 2/25/2014 10:09:40 PM

Timmy's cheeks are still getting fatter. I guess all that stuff is fattening.

anonymous 2/25/2014 11:00:24 PM

Inb4 he gets his bandmates to smuggle roids into prison

anonymous 2/25/2014 11:46:24 PM

Alex Mccormick here - cant wait to read more comments

anonymous 2/26/2014 12:41:11 AM

I call Kangaroo Court! - Charlie Kelly

anonymous 2/26/2014 1:47:49 AM

wonder if he can get ripped in prison without roids

anonymous 2/26/2014 2:24:07 AM

Aaron Hernandez says, "Bring it on!" to Lambesis. Squab in an empty hallway.

anonymous 2/26/2014 6:35:55 AM

Anybody know if the movie Pain and Gain is any good?

anonymous 2/26/2014 6:36:37 AM

Chaz, rockstars don't go to jail. Christ, Vince Neil only did 30 days and he killed somebody.

anonymous 2/26/2014 6:58:46 AM

^^^^^^ yes.

anonymous 2/26/2014 7:58:39 AM

It's not like he killed someone. It's not like he drove a hateful spear into his side.

anonymous 2/26/2014 8:37:23 AM

He was reported as saying, "Judge not, lest thee be judged, Judge.", to which the judge replied, "frrrttt!"

anonymous 2/26/2014 9:28:57 AM

Holy Shit wow!!

anonymous 2/26/2014 9:31:00 AM

Alex McCormack here <<<can we make this a thing?

anonymous 2/26/2014 12:37:52 PM

anonymous4 hours ago It's not like he killed someone. It's not like he drove a hateful spear into his side. yesssssss^^^

anonymous 2/26/2014 1:20:35 PM

If Randy Blythe can kill Daniel Nosek then get off clean then Tim Lambesis will get off clean too

anonymous 2/26/2014 1:24:24 PM

My name is Tim Lambesis and I believe in Fitness and will be scot free clean from this charge

anonymous 2/26/2014 2:32:15 PM

what's sucking a little black dck here and there to get out of being in your thirties and confined to living with your parents.

carveyournamein 2/26/2014 2:47:53 PM


anonymous 2/26/2014 3:26:58 PM

Alex Mccormack is hardcore n stoked

zombie 2/26/2014 4:57:56 PM

as i lay prison

anonymous 2/26/2014 5:20:29 PM

*Applause* for the 'Airheads' reference.

anonymous 2/26/2014 6:00:22 PM

Keyword here "skate" hell yea! Beta not push mongo sucka

anonymous 2/27/2014 12:00:01 AM

Hey guys Alex Mcormick here, just saying whadup to all those Lambgoat pussies that can't really pit as well they talk smack. Come see me in Colorado banging that Letlive, who keep it more real than BMTH but i didn't come out to not get hardcore so when anything hardcore hits the floor, i'm down to jack sageas. #311

anonymous 2/27/2014 6:48:07 PM

Only cops push mongo brah.

anonymous 2/28/2014 8:49:07 PM

So I can kill my wife, spend nine years in the slammer racking up street cred, spend $10,000, and then be free? That's much better than divorce, alimony, and custody battles.

anonymous 167 days ago

Why is this trending again?

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