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As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis is Out of Jail

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Tim Lambesis was sentenced to six years in prison for attempting to hire a hit man to kill his estranged wife. That was in 2014, so unless my math is incorrect, he shouldn’t be free ’til 2020.

But now it appears that he has been released. I guess he got time off for good behavior. Or as a way for the State of California to say, “Hey, sorry we gave you tits.”

Dokken’s George Lynch, of all people, broke the news in a recent interview with Eddie Trunk. Lynch’s daughter had a relationship with former AILD/current Wovenwar guitarist Nick Hipa, so presumably he’s in the know. Lynch said (as reported by Lambesisgoat):

“[Tim] is a Biola-trained theologian. The guy’s really super bright. He had an IQ of 160; the guy had a brain like a freaking vice.

“I had every freaking argument out there, and he just was able to really kind of battle every argument, ’cause he had every counter-argument prepared in his mind; he had studied so hard. And as silly as his argument was, and as much as it didn’t really hold water when you thought about it — it was all fallacious arguments — but…

“Anyways, he just got out of jail for attempting to kill his wife. Now I’m not saying this as an indictment against anything. All I’m saying is, there is a guy who could argue Christianity beyond anybody I’ve ever spoken to in my life; I had these very heated debates with this guy… He had a beautiful wife; they had adopted three Cambodian children. And then he discovered cocaine, strippers, heroin and steroids. He went completely off the rails, abandoned his family, his wife threatened to divorce him, he hired an off-duty cop to kill her.

“He recently got out of jail. He destroyed his band. They don’t have a pot to piss in now; they’re all struggling. [They are] a great band. I know them very well because, actually, the guitar player was my daughter’s fiancé. And, actually, the drummer [Jordan Mancino] played in another project I had ways back, Souls Of We. So, anyways, he’s out, he’s got a mega record deal, he’s got a book deal, everything’s lined up for him. I mean, he’s gonna skate through life. Everybody else is suffering. His wife is living in fear, his children are living in fear. His band doesn’t have a pot to piss in.”

Although Lambgoat has yet to confirm that Lambesis is a free man, they note that he can no longer be found in an inmate search.

Whether or not Lambesis deserves to be out of jail already… well, obviously the court has made its decision. But has the dude really landed a “mega” record deal and book deal? I guess that shouldn’t surprise me. Sigh. Well, maybe Lambesis has finally repented for his sins. Last we heard from the guy, he was still acting like a putz, and the whole man-boobs lawsuit didn’t really suggest anything had changes. He seems like the kind of person who blames everyone else for his problems. He was a lead singer so I guess that makes sense.

ANYWAY, we’ll let you know when this is all confirmed. In the meantime, check out the George Lynch interview below. Then ponder the sheer amount of drugs a guy with a 160 IQ would have to have ingested to think his plot to kill his wife was a good idea.

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