The plot has thickened in As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis‘ alleged attempt to have his wife murdered, with the singer’s lawyer saying in court that steroids were to blame for his behaviour.
Lambesis appeared for a bail hearing in Vista Superior Court on Friday, 17th May, where UT San Diego reports that his lawyer Thomas Warwick said his 32-year-old client had started out on a healthy eating plan and going to the gym but had eventually found himself taking steroids, going from 170 to 220 pounds. NBC San Diego reports Warwick said, “It has been a terrible tragedy. He was a very caring, gentle man [before taking steroids] and we need to get him back.” He was also described as “irritable” and having “lost God”.
Judge David Berry also lowered Lambesis’ bail to $2 million during the hearing, initially set at $3 million, but that still wasn’t enough to get the frontman out of the slammer. Warwick had been arguing for the amount to be lowered to $250,000 and said that his client would not be able to pay, even with the new reduced bail figure.
Tim Lambesis has been in custody since 7th May, after allegedly trying to hire a hitman to kill his estranged wife, Meggan Lambesis. The singer is accused of giving the hired hand $1,000 in cash, his wife’s address and the gate security codes, but was foiled when the hitman turned out to be an undercover cop. The couple had been married for 8 years, with 3 adopted children from Ethiopia, before splitting in 2012.