Oh good, some legal news in metal. Tim Lambesis, singer for "Christian" metal band As I Lay Dying, as well as Austrian Death Machine plead guilty as part of a plea deal to attempting to hire someone to kill his wife, with whom he was in the process of divorce.
The best I can tell, Lambesis was facing a few charges and plead to just the one. California's penal code is a little bit hard to get through, I am used to Nebraska which is a lot more straightforward and user-friendly. But I did not find the necessary statutory sections to look into the possible penalties. It appears that there are three possible penalties he could be looking at: three, six, or nine years. Kind of strange. There is nothing in the penal code that lays out what to consider in determining which of the three penalties to sentence. I suspect it is a weighing of all of the information. I can not find anything about what recommendation, if any, that the prosecutors will make.
So that's it for Lambesis for awhile. His sentencing will be May 2.