NewsMay 16, 2014 3:30 PM ET30,576 views

Tim Lambesis sentenced to 6 years in jail

Two weeks ago sentencing in the murder-for-hire legal case proceedings of As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis was postponed, apparently at the request of Lambesis and his legal team. As such, Lambesis and company were back in a Vista, CA courtroom this morning, appearing before Judge Carlos Armour for a sentencing hearing. Fortunately for those seeking actual news, today's hearing was more productive. Specifically, today Tim Lambesis was sentenced to six years in jail. He was granted 48 days for time already served. Additionally, Meggan Lambesis and children received ten years protection. Lambesis' As I Lay Dying bandmates Nick Hipa, Josh Gilbert, and Phil Sgrosso were on hand, as was Meggan Lambesis and other family members. Among those who spoke at the hearing were Meggan, her father Mike Murphy, and her mother, June. During his remarks Mike Murphy noted that the family still fears being harmed: "We know that prison is a great alibi for someone who wants to complete the deed." Murhpy also said of Lambesis, "He was only worried about the money. Tim is only sorry he got caught." According to a report from, here is what took place when Meggan Lambesis spoke:
When Meggan finally spoke, Lambesis turned in his seat to listen but didn't look into her face. The wife and mother of three adopted children, Meggan said Lambesis' behavior changed in the prior months. He had bullied her. He had become "dangerous." Reading a prepared statement, she claimed her life "felt as fragile as a piece of paper that could float away at any moment." Meggan explained to the court that Lambesis texted her the day before his arrest asking for his children's social security numbers: "He was tying up loose ends," she said. She now believes he was fantasizing about killing her in advance, quoting a favorite line from the Arnold Schwarzenegger's film Total Recall where he shoots his wife and says, "Consider that a divorce." Meggan closed by requesting the maximum sentence and a lifetime restraining order. also reports that when it was Tim Lambesis' turn to speak, he wept prior to looking at his wife, eventually saying, "I do feel deep remorse. I want to thank you. For her prayers, which proves you still have the heart that you do." Meanwhile, Lambesis gave an interview to Alternative Press shortly before being sentenced, effectively breaking is year-long silence. You can check that out here. It's a fascinating read. During the interview, here is how Lambesis described the situation:
"I did fall flat on my face. I hit rock bottom. I lost everything. The trauma, the solitude: It made me the person I think they hoped I would eventually become. I know I have a long road ahead of me. I know that making amends will be a difficult process. But if they are open for it, this story of tragedy turning into redemption, it's a story that's just as much in their hands at this point as it is mine. They wanted to see me go through whatever it took to make me a good father. Now I have, and I'm not allowed to be a father."

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Mitt__Romney 5/16/2014 12:40:51 PM

Positive Hatebreed lyrics are stoked.

Mitt__Romney 5/16/2014 12:41:26 PM

.....and fck Hatebreed.

anonymous 5/16/2014 12:41:56 PM

Slightly more than 94 Hours Lolz First. Also, I know it's not an original comment Suck my dck

anonymous 5/16/2014 12:42:08 PM

That's a lot of time to lift bro.

anonymous 5/16/2014 12:52:37 PM

CONFINED to 6 years in prison. How quickly we forget, that this is meaningless.

malachi 5/16/2014 1:03:36 PM

6 years can make for a huge gaping hole.

anonymous 5/16/2014 1:08:24 PM

Tim's wife was probably after his assets and she used their kids and a shitty discriminatory divorce court system to fck him up. who wouldn't want to kill a bitch for that?

anonymous 5/16/2014 1:09:36 PM

As I Lay in A Dying Divorce in Laughter

anonymous 5/16/2014 1:10:56 PM

Again, California's prisons are so overcrowded, don't be surprised if he gets out in two years.

anonymous 5/16/2014 1:11:22 PM

well he said in his interview that he "didn't want her to work" so what money would she have... all their income was him. Typical christian sexism/control shit over women.

anonymous 5/16/2014 1:11:54 PM

dude just look at it as 6 fuucking years of care-free gym time! get HEE-YUUUUGE!

anonymous 5/16/2014 1:15:11 PM

anonymous31 seconds ago well he said in his interview that he "didn't want her to work" so what money would she have... all their income was him. Typical christian sexism/control shit over women. ^uh, wut? you make absolutely no goddamn sense

anonymous 5/16/2014 1:20:59 PM

The statement about her working and shit was in response to her "being after his money" he makes it very clear he didn't want her working. so yeah, she probably does want his money. that's the price you pay for making someone dependent on you and then walking away

anonymous 5/16/2014 1:28:37 PM

Timmy "Mr. 6-Year Lambo" "Skittles" Lambesis

mummified_circuitry 5/16/2014 1:33:02 PM

his wife told the court that she wanted "an ocean between us"

anonymous 5/16/2014 1:38:26 PM

I bet he wishes he gave his heart awayyyyyy

gorillatriscuits 5/16/2014 1:50:18 PM

ok, so ive been an AILD follower since '03, i admit i do like there music, however, these AILD song names in the comments is pretty hilarious, so im gunna give it a go....... your screams due to rear penetration in prison will "fall upon deaf ears"

anonymous 5/16/2014 1:56:54 PM

shut the fck up you stupid jerk.

anonymous 5/16/2014 2:04:41 PM

^ You're SoooOoOoOOoO brutal

anonymous 5/16/2014 2:04:55 PM

Let it be known that I commented on the lambgoat story of the century

anonymous 5/16/2014 2:05:32 PM

Tim "Timber in the line" "Layin' 'em out" Lambesis

anonymous 5/16/2014 2:10:49 PM

Shadows and gaping holes

anonymous 5/16/2014 2:12:50 PM

Ian Watkins is beyond stoked.

anonymous 5/16/2014 2:16:10 PM

This was a plea deal propagated by his lawyers based on a algorithm they developed from rearyzing success/failure rates for band reunions. 6 years minus 48 days (accounting for two weeks of band practice and one "secret" warm up show) is seated right at the optimum crossroads of market trends, cyclical cultural tastes, and age based nostalgia. Get your fcking pre-sales now, cause this reunion is gonna be scientifically engineered to melt your fcking 34 year old future face off.

anonymous 5/16/2014 2:53:24 PM

^^^^^ and the winner of best comment!

anonymous 5/16/2014 2:57:07 PM


anonymous 5/16/2014 3:07:27 PM

Gets to lift every day, 3 meals, and doesn't have to be around a nagging wife... I think he's gonna be alright.

anonymous 5/16/2014 3:32:20 PM

Who wants to be a fcking Dad? fck that shit, especially to coon babies.

slut 5/16/2014 3:42:01 PM

"Lambesis Studios: number one in prison phone vocals"

anonymous 5/16/2014 3:49:46 PM

"that's the price you pay for making someone dependent on you and then walking away" why do you think she's didn't have a choice, dckwrinkle? maybe she agreed to it. women can make decisions, can't they? you can't suddenly change your mind and decide to steal the kids and get free money for it you fcking male bitch.

anonymous 5/16/2014 3:59:49 PM

Remember when I said Tim would be going away for nine years? I lied.

anonymous 5/16/2014 4:30:53 PM

f*kking lol at the Total Recall part

anonymous 5/16/2014 5:11:37 PM

Any trial with Total Recall quotes needs to be televised.

anonymous 5/16/2014 6:05:16 PM

Consider that a divorce

anonymous 5/16/2014 6:28:54 PM

after obsessive fan wrote 3 albums about Schwarzenegger, altered his body to look like him, and quoted total recall while shooting his wife, he then sought out and approached the Kindergarten Cop star with a gun - looks like 2 lives were saved.

anonymous 5/16/2014 8:00:05 PM

CHEESY INTERVIEW!!! He cites IN FLAMES and LIVING SACRIFICE as his influences? Everything I've ever read was about how Dead To Fall was the main influence.. Thank you, Chad (Dead To Fall)

anonymous 5/16/2014 8:01:42 PM

^Chad are you serious? Anyway I was thinking shoddy interview, guy at the end doesn't even ask if there's any last words for the fans or anything, it just ends out of nowhere.

anonymous 5/16/2014 8:04:16 PM

We don't know if that's really Chad you idiot even though he's on here a lot, let's try to keep this about AILD and not some cheap fifth rate In Flames cover band (DTF)

anonymous 5/16/2014 8:09:57 PM

Ronnie radke is stoked

anonymous 5/16/2014 9:29:14 PM

how quickly, i forget, that this, is penis.

anonymous 5/16/2014 9:44:47 PM

"how quickly, i forget, that this, is penis." gettin a new tattoo brb

anonymous 5/17/2014 12:01:41 AM

Timothy "Rick Ta Life" "Mudermasta" Lambesis

anonymous 5/17/2014 12:03:17 AM

Tomithy "I Did Nuffin" "Muscles of Christ" Lambesis

anonymous 5/17/2014 12:05:59 AM

Timm "GUNZ" "As I Lay Juicing" "Check Out These Pythons" Lambesis

anonymous 5/17/2014 12:07:18 AM

Timmons "Wanna Get Naked and Watch Anime?" Lambesis

anonymous 5/17/2014 12:08:28 AM

Timford "Nah, Just Gonna Sit Here in Jail" Lambesis

anonymous 5/17/2014 12:09:31 AM

Timmy "Universal Studios" "7-Pump Chump" Lambesis

anonymous 5/17/2014 12:11:12 AM

Timborgini "Megan Take Me Back" "Please" Lambesis

anonymous 5/17/2014 12:12:24 AM

Timtom "Rim Tim Tim" "Wolvenwar? Really?" Lambesis

anonymous 5/17/2014 12:14:00 AM

Timhams "Tears For Lube" "Tears for Fears" Lambesis

anonymous 5/17/2014 12:16:08 AM

Tomithy "Brining in My Dad's Car" "Picklejuice" Lambesis

anonymous 5/17/2014 12:17:47 AM

Timmm "Grab dat Äss" "Yea Yea YEA" Lambesis

anonymous 5/17/2014 12:19:43 AM

Tim "Dark Souls" "Too Hard" Lambesis

anonymous 5/17/2014 12:21:00 AM

Timmyy "That Scene Chick Looks HOT" "And Not At All Skanky" Lambesis

anonymous 5/17/2014 1:40:28 AM

Timbro 'Bubba's Bottom Bitch' '13 Inch rear' Lambesis.

anonymous 5/17/2014 3:06:05 AM

^shut the fck up dude. Taste my c-ck vomit

anonymous 5/17/2014 5:26:05 AM

RIP lambgoat web traffic.

anonymous 5/17/2014 5:52:13 AM

night night keep ya butthole tight.

anonymous 5/17/2014 7:57:54 AM

Timothy "What My Cellie Want" "Christian Cornhole" Lambesis

anonymous 5/17/2014 7:59:15 AM


anonymous 5/17/2014 9:39:15 AM

so, do you think he'll still be in a christcore band when he gets out of prison? i'm thinking probably hatemosh

anonymous 5/17/2014 10:28:32 PM

Tim Lambeastiality

anonymous 5/18/2014 5:47:50 PM

I'm praying to Jesus, nightly, that he gets beatd.

anonymous 5/18/2014 5:53:25 PM

The major winners in this are the four horsemen, on harris, on dawkins, on dennett, rip Hitchens. And a certain honorable mention to Dr. Krauss.

anonymous 5/18/2014 5:55:29 PM

His wife is Christian, he was going to kill her, he was doing GLENS bidding. ......KILL THE CHRISTIANSSSS

anonymous 5/18/2014 5:56:30 PM

94 hours of cell mate sodomy

RickRock 5/19/2014 7:55:09 AM

Fvcking comments have me in tears. LOLLLLL

anonymous 5/20/2014 10:25:45 AM

Chris Benoit is not stoked.

snoopy2 5/20/2014 7:53:45 PM

Too bad six years is still shorter than FOREVER

anonymous 5/23/2014 8:35:28 AM

Steroids are not stoked

anonymous 11/7/2014 1:07:36 PM

Such Bull. Tim has absolutely no remorse, and the only regret he feels is that his hitman was a cop and his wife is still alive. Then this narcissist sheds some crocodile tears in court claims he is remorseful. Later he said he became the man they would have wanted him to be, after hitting rock bottom. YEA RIGHT!!! Just spitting out words they want to hear. THat is what all narcissists do!!!

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