(Reuters) - Tim Lambesis, lead singer for the heavy metal band As I Lay Dying, was arrested in California on Tuesday on charges that he sought the help of an undercover detective to have his estranged wife killed, police said. Lambesis was taken into custody in Oceanside, near San Diego, said San Diego County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Jan Caldwell.
Police had previously learned Lambesis was looking for someone to carry out the killing, Caldwell said.
“The information came to us late last week. We acted quickly on it. I believe that we averted a great tragedy,” she said.
What a moron. Divorce would be far less intrusive on his partying.
The problem with most musicians and entertainers is that, in their minds, the entire universe revolves around them and what they want to so. There is a tendency to believe that the laws of physics and mankind simply don’t apply to them because they are so special. The ones that have real jobs to actually make a living and perform their craft on the side are less likely to be this way. Some of them become so entrenched in their selfish and hedonistic ways of life that they go as far as this guy was trying to go when they perceive someone as getting in the way of what they want.