(FOX NEWS) The lead-singer of a Grammy-nominated heavy metal band has been accused of attempting to hire an undercover detective to murder his estranged wife in San Diego.

32-year-old Tim Lambesis, the lead singer and co-founder of As I Lay Dying, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of solicitation of another to commit murder, Fox 5 reports.

Authorities say detectives received information Thursday that Lambesis had solicited someone to kill his wife. A task force from several law enforcement agencies quickly launched an investigation that led to the arrest.

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