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As I Lay Dying Vocalist Accused of Plotting Wife’s Murder

Tim Lambesis.

Reuters reports that Tim Lambesis, the 32-year-old frontman for metal band As I Lay Dying, was arrested in California on Tuesday for allegedly hiring an undercover detective to orchestrate the murder of his estranged wife. "The information came to us late last week. We acted quickly on it. I believe that we averted a great tragedy," said San Diego County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Jan Caldwell. Lambesis's wife, Meggan, filed for divorce in September 2012. The former couple has three children who they adopted from Ethiopia. As I Lay Dying got its start in 2000 and has been categorized as a Christian act; Lambesis also has an Arnold Schwarzenegger-centric side project, Austrian Death Machine. He'll be arraigned on Wednesday or Thursday.