Last week, we learned via an alert that Tim Lambesis was released on bail from a San Diego prison but at the time that was all we knew. Today, we have much more information.
Lambesis was arrested on May 7th for attempting to hire a hitman to murder his wife. The supposed hitman ended up being an undercover cop. Lambesis eventually plead not guilty to one count of solicitation of murder with a $2 million dollar bail set .
There were two quiet hearings on May 29th and 30th which Lambesis did not attend, but his lawyer did. The San Diego Reader filed a report with info on how Tim made bail:
Documents in his court file indicate Lambesis or his agent paid $160,000 in fees as a “premium” to All-Pro Bail Bonds on May 30, 2013, and immediately secured his liberty. Lambesis was released the same day from Vista jail, in Northern San Diego County.
Lambesis or somebody acting on his behalf paid the bail bondsman to basically vouch for Lambesis that he will be making his court appearances, and should Lambesis miss an appearance the bondsman would have to pay the full amount of his bail, $2 million. If Lambesis were to pay the $2 million bail, he would get it back. But because he worked with a bail bondsman, the $160,000 is non-refundable and is basically payment so that the bondsman would vouch for him, an interest for the bail payment.
The conditions of the bail, as previously reported, would require that Lambesis hand over his passport to the court as well as have a GPS monitor installed on his ankle to monitor his whereabouts which will be limited to his home, his attorney's office, a residential treatment program and most interestingly his work.
This means, theoretically, that Lambesis can resume work on Austrian Death Machine's Triple Brutal, which for some reason or another seems to be a huge concern for certain readers following the trial. Whether he will choose to continue working on the album at a time of immense stress is another story. This does NOT mean that Lambesis can return to touring. In fact, the rest of the band cancelled their planned European touring this summer.
Lambesis' next scheduled court date has now been pushed to June 26, 2013 at the San Diego’s North County Superior Courthouse.
We'll keep you posted with any further news. As always, you can read all of coverage of this trial from the very beginning to the latest developments right here.