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    Metal band singer suspected in plot

    Singer suspected in plot

    The lead singer of the Grammy-nominated metal band As I Lay Dying was in jail Wednesday in Southern California on suspicion he tried to hire an undercover detective to kill his estranged wife. Tim Lambesis, 32, was stopped by police while shopping in Oceanside, four days after detectives received information that the singer had solicited someone to kill his wife, who lives in nearby Encinitas, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. Lambesis was scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday. As I Lay Dying formed in San Diego in 2000 and has released six albums, including 2007’s ‘‘An Ocean Between Us,’’ which reached No. 8 on Billboard’s charts. A single from the
    album, ‘‘Nothing Left,’’ was nominated for a Grammy for top metal performance.