By Tawanda Cawthon
Lead vocalist of American Metalcore band Tim Lambesis was arrested in Oceanside, California, Tuesday on suspicion of hiring a hit man to murder his wife, according to San Diego County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Jan Caldwell. Lambesis was booked on three federal counts which included one count of solicitation to commit murder and two counts of conspiracy to commit crime.
Caldwell said investigators got wind of the information “late last week” and acted quickly.
According to Reuters, police declined to disclose details or a possible motive behind the alleged murder plot due to the ongoing investigation.
Lambesis’ wife, Meggan Lambesis, reportedly filed for divorce in September, and the couple supposedly have three children, whom they adopted from Ethiopia.
Lambesis is expected in court on Friday.