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Metal Band Singer Gets 6 Years For Murder Plot

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VISTA, Calif. (AP) - The lead singer of the band As I Lay Dying has been sentenced to six years in prison for plotting to kill his wife.

Thirty-three-year-old Timothy Lambesis was sentenced Friday in San Diego County. He had pleaded guilty to soliciting murder.

Authorities said Lambesis hired an undercover sheriff's detective to kill Meggan Lambesis last year. The singer said she had restricted his visits with their children after a separation, and he also was angry that his wife would get a large share of his income in a divorce settlement.

His attorney said Lambesis acted out of character and the behavior was sparked by steroid use.

As I Lay Dying was formed in San Diego in 2000. The metal band was nominated for a Grammy in 2008.

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