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As I Lay Dying Comment on Tim Lambesis' Arrest in Alleged Murder-for-Hire Plot

As we reported yesterday, As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis was arrested Tuesday at the Barnes & Noble in Oceanside, California (opens in new tab), for allegedly hiring someone to kill his estranged wife.

The rest of the band — Jordan Mancino (drums), Phil Sgrosso (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Nick Hipa (lead guitar, backing vocals) and Josh Gilbert (bass, clean vocals) — have officially commented on the news. They posted this note on their website last night:

"To our fans,

"As we post this, the legal process is taking its course and we have no more information than you do. There are many unanswered questions, and the situation will become clearer in the coming days and weeks. We'll keep you informed as best we can.

"Our thoughts right now are with Tim, his family, and with everyone else affected by this terrible situation — and with our fans, whom we love and draw strength from.

"Thank you for understanding, and as always, for your support of As I Lay Dying."

Authorities began investigating Lambesis on May 2, after receiving information that he allegedly was trying to get someone to kill his wife. He was booked into the Vista Jail, also in San Diego County, and is scheduled to appear before a judge this afternoon, May 9, in Vista.

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.