As I Lay Dying Frontman Tim Lambesis Will Serve Six Years In Prison

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A year has passed since As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis was arrested in connection to a murder-for-hire plot the vocalist was allegedly attempting to construct against his wife. Today, Lambesis was sentenced to six years in prison for his involvement in the plot, and according to reports he has no chance at parole.

According to Radio.com, Meggan’s family spoke during the hearing saying Lambesis showed no remorse and only cared about money during the proceedings:

Mike Murphy, Meggan’s father, was the first to speak to the court. As Lambesis watched intently, Murphy explained that some people talk about being a Christian, but Meggan lives a Christian life and that his daughter has influenced other people to adopt children, too. Murphy went on to claim the family still fears assassination: “We know that prison is a great alibi for someone who wants to complete the deed.”

After meeting with Lambesis’ attorney regarding a civil suit, the singer reportedly showed no remorse. “He was only worried about the money. Tim is only sorry he got caught.” He closed by calling for the maximum sentence of nine years.

Meggan’s mother spoke next, claiming that Lambesis had been “abusive” and that he had regarded her daughter’s life “as was a mere inconvenience to this narcissistic child.”

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.

This story is still developing. Look for additional updates regarding Lambesis’ sentencing to surface in the days ahead.

Lambesis recently completed his first interview in over a year with our friends at AltPress. While we wait for more details regarding today’s decision, click here to read what Tim has to say about everything that has happened over the last twelve months.

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