As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis Paid $160K Premium to Secure Bail
Though the bail for As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis was under much scrutiny in the courts for its exorbitant amount, the rocker has actually paid significantly less than the settled upon $2 million to gain his release from jail in his murder-for-hire case.
According to the San Diego Reader, Lambesis shelled out $160,000 to All-Pro Bail Bonds as a premium for his release. The sum is a percentage of the bail, which is somewhat standard practice. According to documents, either the singer or his agent paid the fee in order to ensure that he would remain out of jail until his case comes to trial.
In the interim though, the As I Lay Dying frontman had his passport revoked and has been ordered to wear a court-approved GPS tracking system at all times. He's also been ordered to stay away from his estranged wife and kids.
Lambesis spent 24 days behind bars before he was released on May 30. He's been accused of soliciting the murder of his estranged wife and allegedly provided money, gate codes to his wife's residence and times when the supposed hit could occur. However, the person he allegedly solicited to commit the crime was an undercover police officer.
The vocalist has entered a "not guilty" plea to the charges and will next appear in court on June 26.