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As I Lay Dying Singer Caught in Murder-for-Hire Conspiracy Sting

Tim Lambesis | Photo Credits: Chelsea Lauren/Getty ImagesTim Lambesis | Photo Credits: Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images

The lead singer and cofounder of Christian metal band As I Lay Dying, Tim Lambesis, has been arrested by San Diego County police on Tuesday, for allegedly attempting to arrange the murder of his estranged wife, ABC News reports.

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Lambesis, 32, was busted as part of a sting operation after he solicited an undercover detective to kill his wife, Meggan Lambesis. Meggan filed for divorce in September 2012.

Lambesis was charged with three federal accounts: soliciting another person to commit murder and two counts of conspiracy to commit a crime. He will be arraigned Thursday afternoon.

Californian band As I Lay Dying was nominated for a Grammy in 2009 on the strength of their bestselling record An Ocean Between Us.