The singer of a heavy metal Christian band has admitted that he is guilty of hiring a hitman to kill his wife in San Diego, Calif. this week.
Tim Lambesis, the former lead singer for "As I Lay Dying," pleaded guilty to one count of solicitation of murder and admitted that he had hired an individual to kill his estranged wife Meggan Lambesis.
According to emails sent in August 2012, disclosed during the trial, Lambesis revealed to his wife that he no longer believed in God and that he had been cheating on her. Megan filed for divorce in Sept. 2011. more >>
Tim Lambesis, lead singer of the Grammy-nominated band "As I Lay Dying," pled guilty to charges that he hired a gunman to kill his wife. He faces up to nine years in jail.
Lambesis was arrested in May 2013, but he changed his plea from "Not Guilty" to "Guilty" on Tuesday. Sources say he lost faith in God after his arrest last year.
Lambesis' wife, Meggan, filed for divorce in September 2012, The Guardian reported. The estranged woman claimed that Lambesis had multiple affairs during their marriage, was "obsessed with bodybuilding," neglected to care for their adopted children, and spent thousands of dollars on tattoos. more >>
American megachurch pastor, Bob Rodgers, has defended Pastor David Yonggi Cho after the pastor of Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, South Korea, was convicted last week of embezzling $12 million of the church's funds.
Cho, 78, was sentenced to three years in prison after he was convicted of directing officials to buy stocks from his son at four times the market price. The church subsequently lost U.S. $12 million, according to The Gospel Herald. Hee-jun, Cho's oldest son, the former CEO of the media company, Kookmin Ilbo, was also sentenced last week to three years in prison for his participation in the embezzlement scheme.
Bob Rodgers, the senior Pastor of Evangel World Prayer Center, released a nearly 500 word statement on Wednesday defending Cho, whom he referred to as a "personal friend of our family," and stated that he and his father had served on the board of Cho's Assemblies of God-affiliated church for a combined 38 years. more >>
Beauty queen, Emma Coronel Aispuro, is attracting widespread media attention this week following the arrest of her husband, infamous drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
The former beauty queen married Guzman on the day she turned 18 years-old during a lavish ceremony in central Mexico in 2007.
Reports vary, but the groom was believed to be 57-years-old at the time. Ever since, officials have kept a close eye on Aispuro because of her close association with the head of the Sinaloa cartel. more >>
Members of a Florida church are protesting an A&G Restaurant in Winter Haven that they say treated two female parishioners overly harshly after the women were arrested last month on allegations that they left the restaurant without paying.
After a mother-daughter lunch at the restaurant on Jan. 14 Ruthena Lewis escorted her mother to the car before returning inside, ostensibly to pay.
But according to police reports, after restaurant staff member Crystal Henson charged Ruthena's credit card, it was declined. Hensen told police that Lewis held the cancel button down while she attempted to process the card. more >>
The Christian fundamentalist school Bob Jones University (BJU) announced on Tuesday that it would be rehiring the sex abuse watchdog group it had terminated in January.
The Greenville, S.C., university confirmed in a statement that it had met in-person with members of Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment in Lynchberg, Va., on Feb. 18 and 19 "to discuss any issues that might stand in the way of GRACE's completion of thorough, transparent and objective review."
The university said the organization, which is led by Liberty University law school professor and Billy Graham's grandson, Boz Tchividian, had "satisfactorily addressed the university's concerns" and that it was "confident the review can be completed in a timely and professional manner." more >>