VIDEO: Tim Lambesis Arraignment; Singer Renounced God

Tim Lambesis 2013

In court today, Deputy District Attorney Claudia Grasso read the charges and official complaint for defendant and As I Lay Dying frontman, Tim Lambesis.

In the video, Grasso describes that Lambesis asked a gym member if he knew of anyone that could kill his wife. He later met someone and set a meeting with them last month.

After “making the divorce” impossible, he told the undercover agent he believed to be a hit man that he wanted his wife gone. When asked if he wanted her killed, he replied, “Yes, that’s exactly what I want.”

The DA continued to explain that Lambesis wanted her killed while the kids were with him so that he would have an alibi. He then handed the agent an envelope with $1000 cash, photos of his wife, codes for accessing her home, and dates for when the murder could be carried out.

Further, UT San Diego is reporting that in an email to his wife in August of last year, Lambesis said he no longer believed in God.

You can see the video for the arraignment below.

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  • Andy Donohue

    I feel like this is completely irrelevant to the story and situation. Your news story insinuates that his lack of belief in god has somehow compromised his moral standing.

  • http://underthegunreview.net/ Jacob Tender

    It insinuates nothing. It’s simply a fact. There is only one sentence on this part of the story and none of it indicates that “his lack of belief in god has somehow compromised his moral standing.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/MarkMcHone Mark Andrew McHone

    Lets take offense to something and replicate it to sound intelligent but yet still make no sense. As I lay dying has always kicked ass bottom line and always will . Simple statement that makes sense but yet had not been said, sometimes simpler is better.

  • FunnyFaceKing

    maybe his lack of belief in god did somehow compromise his moral standing.

  • http://underthegunreview.net/ Jacob Tender

    What does As I Lay Dying kicking ass have anything to do with this story?

  • Guest

    I personally love the band and really lucked out when i got to see them including Tim before all of this. Guilty or not i know he’s learned his lesson. And i honestly don’t believe he’s a danger to anyone. If i were a one of the jury, i’d say NOT guilty.

  • brotherin bean

    I personally love the band and really lucked out when i got to see them including Tim before all of this. Guilty or not i know he’s learned his lesson. And i honestly don’t believe he’s a danger to anyone. If i were one of the jury, i’d say NOT guilty.

  • Scott

    I know many men who would want their wife killed if they were in the process of a divorce and she was limiting them to only 10 hours a week with their kids. His wife sounds like a real b***h…. Does that mean she needed to die? no… but If she was basically using the kids as a pawn to hurt him then she should have been being punished by someone… Sounds as though the courts wouldn’t do anything about it so he acted in what he thought was the only way possible.

  • brotherin bean

    money does some evil shit. and when you have two people fighting over it there really is no telling who beat who to the punch! who knows?? perhaps she beat HIM to the punch and set his ass up? with him in jail for 9 years she can pretty much walk with whatever she wants. Better not to pass judgment at all! never know what went on behind closed doors!

  • kgray

    I don’t believe in god. I teach children with autism, I pay my taxes, I’ve never hired anyone to kill my husband or anyone else for that matter and when I find bugs inside my house i don’t squish them, I bring them outside. Most of my friends are atheists or agnostics and we’re all pretty good non-murdering people.

  • FunnyFaceKing

    are you sure about that?

  • Dently Timpton

    ROIDZZZ

  • FunnyFaceKing

    but what if he is guilty?

  • MOLECH

    What do you mean “is she sure about that?” For an individual, belief in God very well may be the laid foundation for their morality (as potentially could be the case with Tim). But this does nothing to show that one cannot be moral without God. What it does show is that without an objective truth outside of subjective human opinion, morality is relative. What that means is whatever I think is good, is good regardless of what you think; even if you think it may be “evil.” Without God, morals are relative and subjective rather than objective. So yes, she is definitely sure she can have a keen sense of morality without belief in God. It is not about the belief, it is about what is true regardless of “belief.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/WordofDJ D.j. Parrish

    The fact that this article is titled “Singer Renounced God” and not “Hires hitman to murder wife” is completely ridiculous.

  • MitchIsDying

    He cheated on her, she left him for it. She tried to work it out with him, but he became obsessed with body-building and the new girl. She had no choice but to divorce him; she was no bitch at all.

  • http://underthegunreview.net/ Jacob Tender

    Is it? This is the 5th article we have on the topic. We’re not exactly breaking the news that he hired a hit man here, we’re continuing a story. http://www.underthegunreview.net/2013/05/07/holy-sht-tim-labesis-arrested-for-hiring-hit-man-to-kill-wife/

  • http://twitter.com/BadlyDrawnKyle K. Bennett

    I think the point of anyone stating that he also renounced god is showing a drastic change that a man is going through in his life.ma person who had no problem talking about being Christian suddenly turned his back on that and tries to have his wife killed. In no way am I connecting those things directly, but it shows a changing man.

  • FunnyFaceKing

    she can’t be sure that all of her friends are “pretty good non-murdering people”

  • http://www.facebook.com/ElmerBeltshire Elmer Beltshire

    Kill the bugs. Seriously. They reproduce at around a 400 to 1 ratio, there will never be a shortage.

  • gee

    While it is a fact that Tim doesn’t believe in “god” anymore, that doesn’t make him an “atheist”. He still believes in the TRUTH found within all the lies of man made religions like Christianity and many others… He still believes in our Creator, he just knows that our creator isn’t ‘god’ or ‘Jesus’. He actually has found truth and no longer lives his life according to man made traditions and religious doctrines that organized religion has forced upon mankind in efforts to lead us astray. People need to stop twisting his words just because they don’t understand where he is coming from. I on the other hand know exactly how he feels because I went through it myself 10 years ago. Read up on his version of his beliefs before you say untrue things as though you personally know him and can vouch for the lies as being fact. http://timlambesis.tumblr.com/post/32380385279/clarification-on-a-greater-foundation

  • http://underthegunreview.net/ Jacob Tender

    I never stated he was an atheist or otherwise. Just that in a letter to his wife, he said he no longer believed in God. Nothing is being twisted here.

  • gee

    While you may not have intended to twist information or facts regarding Tim’s beliefs, this is what inevitably happens when one posts an article under the headline “TIM LAMBESIS ARRAIGNMENT; SINGER RENOUNCED GOD”. When someone “renounces god” as you put it, the next logical conclusion for most people is that the individual must be an atheist… hence the reason why
    many comments and articles circulating the internet have began calling Tim an atheist and linking this sudden change in beliefs to the recent allegations against
    him. In fact, this is the basis of the entire conversation on this site, as seen in the following statements:

    “Maybe his lack of belief in god did somehow
    compromise his moral standing.”

    “A person who had no problem talking about being
    Christian suddenly turned his back on that and tries to have his wife killed.
    In no way am I connecting those things directly, but it shows a changing man.”

    Many readers see obvious flaws in this sort of illogical
    thinking…where his religious or nonreligious beliefs somehow factor into whether or not he is guilty.

    If that was not the intention of this article then what gives with the headline? Since you say that you are just “continuing a story” of whether or not he hired a hit man, why keep bringing religious matters into it??? Isn’t it irrelevant information? Or does it show that he is being found guilty in the court of public opinion because his
    religious beliefs covey his motivation to kill or not to kill?

    Many people now feel the need to mock him for making mistakes just because he is a ‘Christian”… as though Christians are perfect or superior humans that have never plotted to murder or carried out crimes against people in the name of their religion. Well, the crusades definitely suggest otherwise so I’ll leave that train of thought there. People (meaning all human beings) make mistakes and it is not for any of us to judge him. Furthermore, it is beyond misleading and thoroughly
    disrespectful to keep presenting his statements in the email to his wife as though he no longer believes in a higher power or Messiah. That is twisting the truth and taking his comments to his wife entirely out of context.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000581679514 Andrew Donohue

    Do you really need Jesus to keep yourself from murdering people? If that is so, you and everyone you know needs to stay away from society.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000581679514 Andrew Donohue

    Maybe make that clear as a stand-alone story instead of writing like a hack.

  • FunnyFaceKing

    i never said i did

    go away, you prejudiced freak

  • http://underthegunreview.net/ Jacob Tender

    As a frontman for a band who’s music has been publicly rooted in Christian ideology, I think it’s important for that piece of information to be known to those who seek it.

  • Idiots

    you are all missing the point… Undercover cop, has him on tape, committing conspiracy to commit murder. He is so fucked. As I lay dying went down the toilet with Lambesis’s dianabol