As I Lay Dying lead singer Tim Lambesis has been sentenced to six years in prison for his involvement in a murder-for-hire plot targeting his estranged wife, Meggan. The musician had already pleaded guilty in February for soliciting an undercover cop to murder his wife of eight years and the mother of their three adopted children. The sentencing includes a 48-day credit for time already served. Three of Lambesis’ bandmates, Nick Hipa, Phil Sgrosso, and Josh Gilbert, were among the 80-plus people in attendance at the sentencing.
According to Meggan, who spoke at the sentencing, Lambesis had shown odd behavior in the months prior to his arrest in May 2013, including asking his wife for their children’s Social Security numbers the day before he was taken into custody. Lambesis has been on house arrest leading up to the sentencing and is still involved in a $2 million civil lawsuit filed by Meggan.