Tim Lambesis, lead vocalist for the Grammy-nominated heavy metal band As I Lay Dying was arrested Tuesday in In Southern California as authorities said he tried to hire an undercover detective to kill his estranged wife.
In a statement, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said Lambesis had solicited someone to kill his wife, who lives in nearby Encinitas. A task force from several law enforcement agencies quickly launched an investigation that led to the arrest.
No further details on the investigation were given. As I Lay Dying formed in San Diego in 2000 and has released six albums including 2007’s “An Ocean Between Us,” which reached No. 8 on Billboard’s charts. A track from the album was nominated for a Grammy for top metal performance.