"There is no defense for what I did."
Four years after As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis pleaded guilty to a felony murder solicitation charge for his part in hiring an undercover agent to murder his estranged wife, the metalcore frontman has posted a lengthy apology note on the band's Facebook page on Monday morning (Dec. 18). It was the first public comment from Lambesis, who served two years of a six-year sentence and was released on parole in Dec. 2016.
"Words cannot begin to express how deeply sorry I am for the hurt that I have caused. There is no defense for what I did, and I look back on the person I became with as much disdain as many of you likely do," wrote the Grammy-nominated band's singer. "First, I apologize to my former wife and remarkable children for my appalling actions. There’s not a single day that goes by where I don’t wish I could undo the damage I caused, and out of respect for their wishes I will not discuss anything else about them (now or in the future). I also ask anyone reading this to promote healing for them by respecting their privacy and defending them from any negativity or anger which should be directed towards me. I was the sole offender and the only one to blame for everything that happened."