Today, As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis appeared in a courtroom for his arraignment hearing in San Diego. The brief meeting lasted about a minute. According to Lambgoat, who was at the hearing, Lambesis pleaded “not guilty” to one felony charge of solicitation of murder. A readiness conference has been set for January 15th, 2014. Essentially, a pretrial conference, the prosecution and defense will meet and discuss the case. If they can’t agree to resolve it then and there, it will proceed to trial.
It was mentioned that the trial may tentatively start on March 11, but it’s likely that will be pushed back as well. Lambgoat says that speculation suggests that a plea deal may be reached, with Lambesis’ defense attorney Thomas Warwick insisting that steroids had an effect on the singer’s judgment. Just in case you’re keeping track, Lambesis was arrested on May 7. That’s at least 10 months of waiting around to find out if he’s going to do more time for plotting to kill his wife. Just in case any of you out there are planning on hiring a hitman to kill your wife, know that if/when you get caught, it’s going to take a long, long time to figure out what will happen to you once you do. Also, if any of you are planning on hiring a hitman to kill your wife, um, don’t do that.