Christian metal singer who tried to have his wife murdered wants a shorter sentence
California prisoner and former frontman for now-defunct Christian metal band As I Lay Dying, Tim Lambesis, is scheduled to go before the Honorable Judge Carlos Armour next Friday to beg via legal counsel for a shorter sentence. In case you haven’t been following, Lambesis has been the center of a real-life Hollywood drama for just over the last year in which he lost his Christian faith while on tour and delved into the same-old-story of sex and drugs (in his case steroids) before hiring an undercover police officer to kill his wife, Meggan Lambesis.
Lambesis was recently sentenced to 6 years in prison after changing his plea from “not guilty” to “guilty” on February 25th of this year. Clever as they are though, his lawyers, who already secured a number of postponed hearings and therapy release before his conviction, feel that he “deserves” credit for time served while on house arrest for nearly a year before his trial.
What’s suspect about this is that much of his time on house arrest was as a result of the postponed hearings that his lawyers kept drumming up in the first place. Not to mention you can’t really compare the loneliness of being trapped inside your beautiful California residence with open access to video games, recording equipment, Internet, books, records, and real food, to the loneliness of a prison cell. I’m not saying that he does or doesn’t deserve to be subject to that kind of hell. I’m not sure if I can say anyone is—prison conditions have historically provided us with countless tales of inhumanity—but to say that one can substitute the other just seems false.