According to the San Diego Reader, AS I LAY DYING frontman Tim Lambesis, who is under house arrest for allegedly hiring a hitman to kill his wife, was granted permission to get out for therapy.
"Defendant Timothy Lambesis is currently on house arrest and due to the restrictions of his release cannot leave the house to seek medical attention for the neck injury from which he is currently suffering," Lambesis' private attorney, Thomas Warwick Jr., said in a statement asking a court to allow his client exceptions to his house arrest.
An order allowing defendant to go to his physical therapy appointments was signed on August 2 by Superior Court Judge Kimberlee Lagotta.
Lambesis will be able to go to a therapist named Lanele Stafford at Coast Kinesiology in Del Mar as well as to an orthopedic group in La Jolla.
Prosecutors allege Lambesis had twice told a man at a gym that he wanted his wife killed, then met with an undercover detective known as "Red", and gave the agent an envelope containing $1,000 in cash, photographs of his wife, and the security gate code to her house. He also allegedly told the agent the dates he would be with the couple's three adopted children, in order to give himself an alibi.
"When specifically asked do you want her dead, he said, 'Yes that's exactly what I want,'" Deputy District Attorney Claudia Grasso told the judge. "The victim now is terrified and living in seclusion."
In court, Grasso said that Lambesis did not flinch when told the hit on his wife would cost $20,000. "He was very willing to pay that," she said, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.
Lambesis, who was originally booked into jail on suspicion of two felonies — conspiracy and murder-for-hire — was ordered to wear a GPS monitor and turn in his passport and was warned by the judge that he must stay away from his immediate family. The conspiracy charge was dropped before Lambesis was arraigned.
Tim's wife Meggan filed papers in September 2012 in San Diego Superior Court seeking a dissolution of the couple's marriage.