(MIRROR) — The lead singer of a heavy metal Christian rock band will stand trial for allegedly attempting to "hire a hitman" to kill his estranged wife.
Tim Lambesis, the lead singer of Grammy-nominated band As I Lay Dying, is set to stand trial in California and faces up to nine years in prison if convicted.
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He was arrested in May and charged with soliciting the murder of his wife, Meggan Lambesis, who had filed for divorce a year earlier. They had been married eight years.
Lambesis , 32, has pleaded not guilty and his lawyer says the singer was set up and has never harmed his wife in the past.