4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

California rocker accused of hiring hitman gets court date

Tim Lambesis not due in court again until September

Timothy Lambesis, who is out of custody on $2 million bond posted last May, was in a San Diego courtroom today, June 26, setting his next court date for September 16, 2013.

The divorce of Timothy Lambesis from his wife Meggan could be finalized by that time. Mrs. Meggan Lambesis filed for dissolution of their 8-year marriage in September of 2012.

Timothy Lambesis was arrested on May 7 2013, after he gave an envelope full of incriminating evidence to a man named “Red” whom he thought was a hitman, but was actually an undercover officer, according to a prosecutor. The envelope contained cash for “expenses” and the address and gate codes and instructions on how to get into his wife’s residence, Deptuy District Attorney Claudia Grasso has alleged.

Tim Lambesis, 32, pleads not guilty to one felony, solicitation to commit murder. The maximum possible prison sentence is nine years, the prosecutor said.

Defendant Lambesis was held in lieu of $3 million bail before his private attorney Thomas Warwick Jr. successfully argued the bail down to $2 million. Lambesis or his agent paid a $160,000 fee to a bondsman and he obtained his liberty after 24 days in custody, on May 30, 2013.

Information in his court file from defense attorney Warwick describes the defendant this way:

Timothy Lambesis was born in Scottsdale Arizona 32 years ago and when he was seven his family moved to the San Diego area. (His two older brothers currently live in Phoenix.) Timmy graduated from a Christian High School in Solana Beach in 1999. “Mister Lambesis received his religious studies degree from this small, private Christian university” named Liberty University, according to Warwick.

Tim Lambesis has been a band member since his senior year of high school, and was part of five different bands; he formed the band As I Lay Dying with drummer Jordan Mancino in 2001. Attorney Warwick said the band is “American Christian Metalcore.”

The band As I Lay Dying has released “six studio albums,” the last in September 2012.

Until his arrest, Tim Lambesis lived in Carlsbad with his girlfriend; he rents that home from his parents.

While arguing that his client was not a flight risk, persuading a judge to lower the bail amount, the defense attorney stated: “Mister Lambesis considers himself a homebody and would much rather stay here in San Diego than anywhere else.” Also, “Mister Lambesis does not even enjoy traveling for work and would much rather stay at his home in Carlsbad.”

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

Guadalupe Valley draws the line at an amphitheater

"They will leave us a ghost town”

Timothy Lambesis, who is out of custody on $2 million bond posted last May, was in a San Diego courtroom today, June 26, setting his next court date for September 16, 2013.

The divorce of Timothy Lambesis from his wife Meggan could be finalized by that time. Mrs. Meggan Lambesis filed for dissolution of their 8-year marriage in September of 2012.

Timothy Lambesis was arrested on May 7 2013, after he gave an envelope full of incriminating evidence to a man named “Red” whom he thought was a hitman, but was actually an undercover officer, according to a prosecutor. The envelope contained cash for “expenses” and the address and gate codes and instructions on how to get into his wife’s residence, Deptuy District Attorney Claudia Grasso has alleged.

Tim Lambesis, 32, pleads not guilty to one felony, solicitation to commit murder. The maximum possible prison sentence is nine years, the prosecutor said.

Defendant Lambesis was held in lieu of $3 million bail before his private attorney Thomas Warwick Jr. successfully argued the bail down to $2 million. Lambesis or his agent paid a $160,000 fee to a bondsman and he obtained his liberty after 24 days in custody, on May 30, 2013.

Information in his court file from defense attorney Warwick describes the defendant this way:

Timothy Lambesis was born in Scottsdale Arizona 32 years ago and when he was seven his family moved to the San Diego area. (His two older brothers currently live in Phoenix.) Timmy graduated from a Christian High School in Solana Beach in 1999. “Mister Lambesis received his religious studies degree from this small, private Christian university” named Liberty University, according to Warwick.

Tim Lambesis has been a band member since his senior year of high school, and was part of five different bands; he formed the band As I Lay Dying with drummer Jordan Mancino in 2001. Attorney Warwick said the band is “American Christian Metalcore.”

The band As I Lay Dying has released “six studio albums,” the last in September 2012.

Until his arrest, Tim Lambesis lived in Carlsbad with his girlfriend; he rents that home from his parents.

While arguing that his client was not a flight risk, persuading a judge to lower the bail amount, the defense attorney stated: “Mister Lambesis considers himself a homebody and would much rather stay here in San Diego than anywhere else.” Also, “Mister Lambesis does not even enjoy traveling for work and would much rather stay at his home in Carlsbad.”

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Comments
3

What a bunch of nonsense! The guy is reputed to be worth millions, and coughing up $160K to the bondsman is then a small piece of his fortune. The picture has him looking much less wild eyed than previous pics. And the defense attorney had the good sense to have him wear a long-sleeved shirt to cover up all the tats on his arms and shoulders. It will be most interesting to see how this 'roid based defense will play out.

June 26, 2013

Timothy Lambesis, who is out of custody on $2 million bond

I have not seen ANYONE post a $2 MILLION bond outside of Hollywood celebs and Wall Street Big Shots.

June 26, 2013

Liberty University

Jerry Falwell's school.

June 26, 2013

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Drinks All Around — Bartenders' drink recipes Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Outdoors — Weekly changes in flora and fauna Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Street Style — San Diego streets have style Surf Diego — Real stories from those braving the waves Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close