Authorities say 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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