Tim Lambesis to Appear in Court Tomorrow

As I Lay Dying singer expected to request return of seized items.

Tim Lambesis to Appear in Court Tomorrow
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As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow (August 2) for his murder solicitation trial. According to San Diego Reader report, Lambesis' attorney is expected to request return of several items seized during the investigation. The judge will then determine which of the items, if any, are to be returned before the September preliminary hearing. Same source indicates that the singer's divorce with his wife Meggan may be finalized by the given time, seeing that she filed for marriage dissolution back in September 2012. As previously reported, the 32-year-old vocalist was arrested in Oceanside on May 7 for allegedly hiring an undercover police officer referred to as "Red" to murder his estranged wife, giving him the envelope containing $1,000, pass key to their house gate and a set of details on how he wants the murder carried out. Prosecutor Claudia Grasso also stressed that Lambesis was allegedly willing to pay the hitman a full sum of $20,000. The frontman recently posted a statement on his blog saying that some day he'll be able to reveal the entire story to public, "Some day I will be able to tell the story of all that has happened in detail to get the facts straight and representing the many sides to this fairly complex story," he said. "In the meantime, many of you will make your assumptions and take the sensationalism of the press focusing on selling points at face value. I can't stop that from happening, and I've learned something by not having that kind of control." Lambesis was freed from custody after posting $2 million bail. If convicted, he will face up to nine years behind bars.

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    myap0calypse99
    The thing that pissed me off is when his lawyer said "When he was on steroids, he lost his faith in god" Like believing is god has anything ANYTHING to do with committing a crime. Only in this country would people be like "Oh wow! That's why." I don't do bad thing because i don't believe in Poseidon or Thor or Zeus, it's completely irreverent. If you do good things because you believe in god, then that's not a good reason to be good, cause you're being good to save your ass, not for the legitimacy of wanting to be good
    Bati
    I think you mean "irrelevant", but yeah, that argument is quite preposterous and insulting. Scandinavian countries are largely agnostic and have WAY lower crime rates than the States. Anyhow, it's just grasping at straws, like the rest of his defense so far. The use of steroids has been linked in the past to increased levels of aggression, sure, but planning out a murder and paying a man to carry it out is not exactly a small spur of the moment kind of thing. He SHOULD be considered innocent until proven guilty, of course, but what we've heard so far makes it hard to root for him, honestly.
    dba.danielray
    It's only preposterous to those who haven't staked their entire life on belief in God, and thus have never experienced what it's like to experience the hopelessness of "losing faith." It's not about comparing religions. Lol. Anybody who has put all their hope into something and then lost that hope will do and say stupid shit, regardless of what they believe in. People need to get past these surface observations of religion. "Omg. They believe something I don't? That's stupid." Think about it from a different perspective.
    carr4600
    He's gonna ask the judge for his clothes, his boots, and his motorcycle back....
    Craziork
    And I thought I had a bad day! At least I'm not going to jail tomorrow.
    BwareDWare94
    One of the most maddening things about this whole process is that the media has portrayed Tim as some absolute monster with mere photographs. I've yet to a see an at least decent photo of the guy. I don't understand how anyone is "innocent until proven guilty" when the media is for some god-forsaken reason allowed to print the most condemning photos they could possibly find of the person who's been charged.
    Teodor
    He's a public figure. Different rules apply to him. Even if he weren't a public figure, the media has the right to publish photos of newsworthy events, and trying to sensor what kind of photos they can publish would amount to a First Amendment violation.
    BwareDWare94
    There's no need to make the public's decision with a photograph, though.
    Teodor
    I think you put too little stock in juries. Jurors usually take their job seriously and look at the facts and the law. According to your logic, Casey Anthony and George Zimmerman should both have been found guilty because people are just sheep the media can manipulate any way it wants simply by portraying a defendant as a "monster." That didn't happen with Anthony or Zimmerman, and I doubt it will happen here.
    thebigredjj10
    The media still can ruin lives even if they don't influence the juries. In scenarios where the defendant is found innocent all the negative press labeling them as monsters can still ruin their lives. It can destroy relationships, prevent them from ever getting hired, and put their lives in danger from vigilantes. What is plastered across the media cannot be taken back, but the media shows ZERO restraint in its careless reporting on sensitive matters. It is better to lean on the side of caution rather than ruin someones life before you know the facts. Now although Tim Lambesis seems like he will certainly be guilty, it doesn't mean that the media should paint him as a monster until he has actually been found guilty. After that they can feel free to launch a smear campaign against him. Because it might not be his life they ruin, it is the next guy who is actually innocent.
    Teodor
    The kind of censorship you're calling for is simply untenable in a Western democracy. To "err on the side of caution" isn't a call that you, the government, nor I should be allowed to make when it comes to newsworthy events. When has the media here ever been required to wait before there's been a guilty verdict to publicize a trial?
    dba.danielray
    It's easy to cope with the media when you understand that they don't care about the person, they only care about the clicks they get on their websites that generate money for them. They couldn't give a shit who rots in jail for the rest of their life or not, they're looking at the paycheck. They way they portray people isn't as shocking when you accept that (took me awhile to).
    filipe26
    It is fair to do this. The guy hired someone to kill his wife. As a journalist no one should put a photo of him smiling or in a tuxedo.
    ruben.stoepker
    Ill hope he gets the punishment he deserves
    Sir.Dan.81
    what happened to innocent til proven guilty!!
    DickHardwood
    He IS guilty of hiring a hitman to murder his wife. Roid rage defence is a positive defence, it means he admits doing the deed claiming he wasn't in control of his own actions at the time.
    rugera7x
    True, but it's a poor defense because roid rage is a compulsive act, not something that you plan for months. otherwise when he calmed down from a roid caused "episode" he'd realize what he's done.
    DickHardwood
    Which is something that is common knowledge, court psychologists are going to have a field day on him.
    JelloCrust
    I mean, he's pretty much been proven guilty, the trial just has to happen now. There is no doubt that he is guilty though.
    DaisXiled
    I highly recommend the documentary "Bigger, Stronger, Faster" for anyone who has an open mind and is interested in hearing more on the steroid debate.
    filipe26
    I've done the strongest steroids, and even though each organism reacts differently, in my opinion, if he acted on it after planning for months, he was definately not psychotic. Psychotic people don't make any sense, and other people would have noticed it if he was.
    P-nuTT88
    I have never messed with steroids but have had a couple of friends that have. so just saying, by watching what they went through I can imagine it having somewhat of an effect with his emotions. just the divorce alone could have devastated him. Then amplifying that with steroids! Still that's BRUTAL especially the way he went into detail about how he want her death carried out.
    P-nuTT88
    I bet he does a cover of Prison Sex when he gets out! You Look So Precious!
    filipe26
    And in jail people that do harm to women and children always get raped. Even criminals have a code of 'honour'.
    skootla
    ROID RAGE!!!
    TheWhiteKeys101
    lol, that guy is or was not on steroids. He would be a lot bigger than that if so.
    svelle
    What the.. HE pleaded on roid rage.
    TheWhiteKeys101
    Do we have any medical proof yet that he really was on steroids? No. I can go today, commit a crime and plead roid rage all I want even though I'm not on steroids.
    wastedkitten
    You'd have to provide proof of taking supplements in court. His lawyer isn't going to just recommend that statement for the fun of it :-/
    TheWhiteKeys101
    Oh please I don't want to argue here, that was my point and yet nothing has been confirmed by any authority that yes, he was on steroids at that time. And if so, by looking at his size, if he was on roids it hasn't been very long or he's been doing something wrong.
    Om_Bongo
    Roids do not make you huge. Roids are simply testosterone boosters which enhance the muscle building process. You don't take roids for a year and become Jay Cutler, you have to take roids and work out for years and years constantly upping your workload. Testosterone allows for that quick rise in workload.
    TheWhiteKeys101
    First of all, they're not testosterone boosters, they only have a similar effect to testosterone in the body, take a chemistry class. Testosterone enhancer are legal, Anabolic Steroids aren't. Second of all, by the type of workout Tim was doing and with the type of body that he has, yes it would've made him bigger. They don't do that with sprinters, but a body builder totally. And third, if he would've been on roids, we would've seen changes either in his vocals, with his hair or acne on his face.
    crange71
    Have you people not seen an old pic of Tim and a recent one?? Dude has been hitting the weights pretty hard lately. Steroids also don't always give people acne or change their voice. If you take the correct cycle supports for what you the steroid your taking some people don't have any side effects besides putting on some extra muscle. It is entirely possible that he was on them.
    TheWhiteKeys101
    Man, none of you guys has ever hit the gym or what? With proper diet and supplements (creatine, proteins, BCAA etc.) it is possible to gain that much amount of muscle by training 4-5 times a week in less than 6 months.
    BwareDWare94
    You clearly haven't seen Tim's Point A to Point B. He gained massive amounts of muscle. It was clear he was into something.