Tim Lambesis Released From Jail After Posting $2 Million Bail

As I Lay Dying frontman no longer in custody after three weeks behind bars.

Tim Lambesis Released From Jail After Posting $2 Million Bail
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After spending three weeks behind bars on murder solicitation charges, As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis has been officially released from jail as he posted the $2 million bail, 10 News reports. The singer was arrested earlier this month (May 7) in Oceanside for allegedly hiring an undercover police officer to murder his estranged wife Meggan. Although he was freed, Lambesis will still have to wear a GPS tracking device and stay clear from both his wife and their three adopted children. According to prosecutor Claudia Grasso, Lambesis gave a man referred to as "Red" an envelope with $1,000, explaining him how he wants the murder to be carried out. The singer allegedly also provided Red with the required gate code, and was willing to pay the full sum of $20,000 for the murder to be carried out. After Lambesis' first lawyer initially claimed his client was set up by a police informant, the singer switched attorneys and is now blaming steroids for his actions, attributing his changed behavior to the so-called "roid rage." Such changes were already noted by his wife, who filed for dissolution of marriage last September, due to vocalist being obsessed with the gym and allegedly having several extra-marital affairs. "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," the wife said. Lambesis will appear at the court once again on June 26 for a new readiness conference. If convicted, he will be facing up to nine years in prison.

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    hugotahell
    Didn't they say at first that he couldn't afford 2 million!? If you're possibly going to jail, the last thing you want when you come out is debt...
    ATREYUFAN4LIFE
    Paying bail doesn't mean you lose that money, It's just a thing to make sure you come back to your court date if you want your money back.
    Aussie_skater
    You can (at least here anyway) put your house up for collateral depending on it's worth and what's owed.
    BwareDWare94
    I'm pretty certain you only have to post 10% of your bail to get out, initially. $200,000
    i_am_metalhead
    That's only if you go through a bail bondsman. They charge you 10% of your bail and cover the rest with their own money. Then, if you show up for court they get their money back. So, in this case, he would pay a bail bondsman $200,000 and they would pay the other $1.8 million. Then, when he shows up for court they get the money back and they just made $200,000.
    im not mental
    he has a net worth of $14 billion (http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest...
    i_am_metalhead
    He has a net worth of $14 MILLION, not billion. And that doesn't mean that he has that much money. It simply means that if you combine the value of everything he owns and any money he has in the bank it equals $14 million.
    robo37
    "You're a bad, dangerous person. It wouldn't be right for you-" "I've got money! Lots and lots of money!" "...you're free to go." ~ The American system
    False_God
    It's the world system. Not just America's.
    Hjorth1
    No, you can't pay bail in Denmark where I live.
    Mahoru
    That's how justice should work everywhere, man. Here in Spain not a single "high profile" criminal goes to prison because of this stupid system, and sadly, there are LOTS of them.
    crazysam23_Atax
    Why exactly did you think bail means he's free to go? All it means is he can sit at home waiting for his trial. He can't leave the country and is legally obligated to attend his trial. Look up how bail works.
    miahdoll
    He can't even go home! He's gotta stay away from his wife and kids.
    crazysam23_Atax
    If his wife and kids are at his home, you're 100% correct. I assume, however, that he can at least go somewhere that acts as a temporary home, whether that's a hotel room rented long-term or an apartment.
    Powersurge213
    Whether he is guilty or not of conspiracy to murder, this bloke seems like a fairly nasty piece of work anyway :/
    KBI2113
    Agreed. Career is over.
    Ghoppe2
    We all said the same thing about Chris Brown..... This is Christian Metal..... He will ask for forgiveness.... go on a church tour.... be on the cover of people magazine saying... HEY STEROIDS SCREWED ME UP! Also way to go blaming an inanimate object for ones own actions....
    crazysam23_Atax
    As I Lay Dying isn't a Christian band, regardless of whether Tim is a Christian or not...
    DystoCreativity
    Oh, he was. Keyword - was. Apparently, prior to all this crap, he admitted to denouncing his faith. Of course, given that none of us really know him or his family personally, that is a fair bit of hearsay.
    darkwolf291
    So...First he was set up, and had nothing to do with it. And now he did it, but steroids are to blame?
    i_am_metalhead
    I don't think he ever claimed that he was set up. I think that was just the angle his first lawyer wanted to take. And you see that the guy is no longer his lawyer. lol
    thingstodo
    Well, the fact he switched attorneys and is approaching the case with an entirely new defense, shows his guilt IMO. Even if the roids altered his state of mind (like many drugs can do), it's still not an excuse to be be completely absolved of his actions. If I get drunk, drive a car, crash and kill someone, I'm liable and will go to prison. I willingly drove drunk and I have to suffer the consequences of my actions. If I take roids to the point where in my head, murder seems like a good idea, and act on that idea, I should be held liable, as I administered the roids myself.
    DickHardwood
    It's also the nature of roid rage. It's impulsive rage, it could help defensively if he rammed a passer by onto a wall or if he showed up at his wife's house trying to break down the door, not hiring a hitman.
    jaccguitarist
    Don't you get the bail money back if you attend all court appearances and things? Regardless if you are convicted or not?
    ne14t
    Yup, there is probably going to be a fee as he has probably been bailed out by a bondsman, someone who makes bail for you under certain conditions. Normally you have to sign lots of contracts that say they can take all your worldly possessions and internal organs if you skip bail. Then if you run they send Dog the Bounty Hunter after you.
    Kyleisthename
    You usually only have to pay 10% of the bail to a bondsman.
    hugotahell
    Jees! $200 000 is still a hell of a lot! Christian metal really is paying well.
    crazysam23_Atax
    As I Lay Dying isn't Christian; Tim was.
    BwareDWare94
    They're all Christians.
    BwareDWare94
    Not sure why I'm being negged for this. The band has stated that they're a "band of Christians" but not a "Christian" band.
    brndnstffrd
    Thats similar to System of a Down. They are all Armenian in heritage, but they say that they are not an Armenian band.