Tim Lambesis Trial

As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

  • Axl Rosenberg
photo via CBS 8
photo via CBS 8

More than a year after he was initially arrested and almost three months after he pled guilty, As I Lay Dying/Austrian Death Machine frontman Tim Lambesis has been sentenced to six years in prison (minus forty-eight days which he has already served) for attempted murder, Lambgoat reports. Meggan Lambesis and the three children she adopted with Tim were also granted ten years protection from the vocalist.

All of Lambesis’ As I Lay Dying bandmates are said to have been present, save for drummer Jordan Mancino. Meggan Lambesis was also on hand, according to  Radio.com:

When Meggan finally spoke, Lambesis turned in his seat to listen but didn’t look into her face. The wife and mother of three adopted children, Meggan said Lambesis’ behavior changed in the prior months. He had bullied her. He had become “dangerous.” Reading a prepared statement, she claimed her life “felt as fragile as a piece of paper that could float away at any moment.”

Meggan explained to the court that Lambesis texted her the day before his arrest asking for his children’s social security numbers: “He was tying up loose ends,” she said. She now believes he was fantasizing about killing her in advance, quoting a favorite line from the Arnold Schwarzenegger’s film Total Recall where he shoots his wife and says, “Consider that a divorce.” Meggan closed by requesting the maximum sentence and a lifetime restraining order.

Speaking on his own behalf, Tim Lambesis is said to have wept before telling Meggan, “I do feel deep remorse. I want to thank you. For her prayers, which proves you still have the heart that you do.”

We do not yet know when Lambesis will begin his sentence.

Meanwhile, AP has released the first interview with Lambesis since his arrest. You can read it here.

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