Tim Lambesis, sångare i det amerikanska kristna metalcorebandet As I Lay Dying har blivit arresterad då han påstås ha hyrt en yrkesmördare för att mörda sin ex-fru.

San Diego Sheriff’s Department har släppt följande uttalande:

“Information came to us late last week — last Thursday, to be specific — that Lambesis was soliciting another individual to kill his estranged wife, who also resides in the area. Our detectives, our fugitive task force and the sheriff’s special investigations division immediately initiated an investigation into this allegation. We worked around the clock through the weekend and that culminated this afternoon when Lambesis solicited an undercover detective to kill his wife.”

“The next step will be Lambesis’ initial appearance in court, and that is where the charges are read, and if there’s a bail to be set. And they will go from there and start setting different court dates. The investigation at our end is still ongoing, and I can’t go into detail on that. And, thankfully, no one was hurt. But I believe that the captain who commented earlier said that we averted a tragedy today.”

Om Lambesis anses skyldig riskerar han att få fängelse upp till nio år.