The case of Tim Lambesis’ arrest in connection to a murder-for-hire plot took another turn this afternoon as members of the press were informed that his lawyer believes the singer’s steroid abuse is to blame.
Lambesis’ defense lawyer, Thomas Warwick, told the California court last week that the As I Lay Dying singer had become a spokesperson for nutritional supplements, taken to weightlifting, and begun eating healthier in recent years. At some point that currently remains undetermined that Lambesis started abusing steroids, went from 170 to 220-pounds, and in his attorney’s words, “Was not the same person. He was irritable and lost God.”
Speaking with an NBC affiliate in San Diego, Wharwick commented, “His thought processes were devastatingly affected by his steroid use.” He later continued, “It has been a terrible tragedy. He was a very caring, gentle man and we need to get him back.”
Lambesis currently remains in jail with bail set at $2 million. If convicted, Lambesis faces a maximum sentence of nine years behind bars. He’s scheduled to appear in court again on May 29.