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A singer for a California rock band, who is under house arrest for allegedly hiring a hitman to kill his wife, was granted permission to get out for a little therapy.

“Defendant Timothy Lambesis is currently on house arrest and due to the restrictions of his release cannot leave the house to seek medical attention for the neck injury from which he is currently suffering.” This statement was made by the defendant’s private attorney, Thomas Warwick Jr., who filed papers asking a court to allow Lambesis exceptions to his house arrest.

Superior Court Judge Kimberlee Lagotta signed an order allowing “defendant to go to his physical therapy appointments” the same day the motion was filed, August 2, 2013.

The lead singer for the heavy metal band As I Lay Dying particularly requested, and was granted, permission to go to a kinesiologist in Del Mar. There was one other location named as a destination for therapy, an orthopedic group in La Jolla, which was also allowed by the court.

Timothy Peter Lambesis, 32, is accused of trying to hire a man to kill his wife, in the midst of a divorce.

According to a prosecutor, Lambesis met with an undercover officer he thought was a hitman, and “he stated that his wife (Mrs. Lambesis) was making his life difficult and trying to take his money. He further stated that he would rather his children have a healthy relationship with one parent than unhealthy relationships with two parents.”

Tim and Meggan Lambesis have been married nine years and have three adopted children.

The prosecutor alleges that “defendant met with the undercover agent” and “told him that he wanted his wife ‘gone.’ When asked if he wanted her dead, defendant said, ‘that is exactly what I want.’”

“When told the hit would cost $20,000, defendant told the hitman he had anticipated the cost and had the cash in a locker,” prosecutor Claudia Grasso has alleged.

Defendant Lambesis is next due in San Diego’s North County Superior Courthouse on September 16 for a preliminary hearing, in which the prosecutor is expected to present enough evidence for a judge to order the matter to proceed to trial.

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