Tim Lambesis Actually Paid $160,000 to Make Bail

New details regarding As I Lay Dying frontmans murder-for-hire case confirm he only paid eight percent of the $2 million bail as a "premium."

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After spending 24 days in custody following the arrest on charges of soliciting the murder of his wife, As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis was officially released on $2 million bail last Thursday (May 30). However, new details confirm that the singer paid only eight percent of the entire sum.

As San Diego Reader reports, Lambesis paid $160,000 as a "premium" to All-Pro Bail Bonds on May 30, just to be released from Vista jail the same day. He was also ordered to hand over his passport, wear a GPS tracking device and stay clear from his estranged wife Meggan and their three adopted children from Ethiopia.

The vocalist was arrested on May 7 in Oceanside on charges of trying to "solicit another to commit and join in the commission of the murder of Meggan Lambesis." Once Lambesis pleaded not guilty, his first attorney claimed his client was a victim of a set up made by a police informant, or a "snitch." The frontman then switched lawyers and is not attributing his actions to intensive steroid use, blaming his behavior change on the so-called "roid rage."

The prosecutor Claudia Grasso stated that Lambesis "is a huge flight risk" after previously revealing that the singer allegedly gave the undercover police officer $1,000 to carry out the murder, as well as the gate key to the house and additional details on how he wants the crime to be carried out. The singer was allegedly also willing to pay the full sum of $20,000.

The next scheduled court date for Lambesis is June 26. If convicted, the 32-year-old frontman will be facing up to nine years in prison.

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    OK, this is pretty f*cked up and it amazes me that it was even possible of happening. How the hell do you get released by paying a "premium" of the whole bail sum?
    This is America, land of absurd premium services.
    Do you not have any idea of how a bondsman works? It's usually %10 of the bond so he got a good deal.
    Then if you're found not guilty you get 90% of that back... Imagine, IF Tim was innocent, he'd have spent $16,000 just to be able to eat regular food and sleep in a bed that doesn't smell like urine. That's what happens to people every day.
    But wait! If you order now, we will release you for $160,000!! Thats 92% off! America, the land of fkin annoying infomercials.
    $20,000 for the kill? Who was the hitman, Dave Mustaine? "$10,000 up front! $10,000 when I'm through!"
    Just like to say I'm starting to get a little tired of all the news on Tim. I guess it's interesting, but it's all I see in metal news at the moment!