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As I Lay Dying's Timothy Lambesis Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison For Murder Plot

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TIMOTHY LAMBESIS SENTENCED
CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 24: Lead vocalist Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying performs during the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival at the Riverbend Music Center on July 24, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joey Foley/Getty Images) | Joey Foley via Getty Images

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — The lead singer of the band As I Lay Dying has been sentenced to six years in prison for plotting to kill his wife.

U-T San Diego (http://bit.ly/1nYl59s ) reports 33-year-old Timothy Lambesis was sentenced Friday in San Diego County. He had pleaded guilty to soliciting murder.

Authorities say Lambesis hired an undercover sheriff's detective to kill Meggan Lambesis last year. The singer said she had restricted his visits with their children after a separation, and he also was angry that his wife would get a large share of his income in a divorce settlement.

His attorney said Lambesis acted out of character and the behavior was sparked by steroid use.

As I Lay Dying was formed in San Diego in 2000. The metal band was nominated for a Grammy in 2008.

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Information from: U-T San Diego, http://www.utsandiego.com

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