As I Lay Dying
frontman Tim Lambesis
' murder solicitation trial has officially continued, as the singer appeared in court yesterday (June 26) for a new hearing.
The court has now set September 16 as the next trial date, while several photos from the latest hearing surfaced online, San Diego Reader
The frontman was arrested
on May 7 in Oceanside for allegedly hiring an undercover police officer to carry out the murder of his estranged wife Meggan
. As the same source indicates, the divorce process between the two may be finalized by the singer's next court date, seeing that the wife had filed for marriage dissolution back in September 2012.
Prosecutor Claudia Grasso
claimed that Lambesis gave a man referred to as "Red
" an envelope containing $1,000, along with the specific details on how to carry out the hit. The frontman was allegedly also willing to pay Red the full sum of $20,000.
Lambesis' first lawyer based the initial defense around the fact that his client was allegedly set up by a police informant, while the singer's new attorney is now claiming that Lambesis' behavior has changed due to the so-called "roid rage,"
making him act in such a manner.
The prosecutor also stressed that the frontman "is a huge flight risk,"
while his wife also noticed her husband's drastic behavior changes, saying that "he has become obsessed with bodybuilding and spends a great deal of time lifting weights, hanging out in the gym, and being unavailable to the children."
Lambesis was previously released
on $2 million bail. If convicted, he is facing up to nine years in prison.