VISTA -- Heavy metal singer Tim Lambesis must wear a GPS monitor and stay away from his immediate family if released from jail after pleading not guilty to soliciting the murder of his estranged wife.
Lambesis, lead singer of the Christian-themed band As I Lay Dying, entered his plea Thursday.
San Diego County Superior Court Judge Martin Staven set bail at $3 million. If he is released from jail, he must wear the monitor and follow the stay-away order, Staven said.
The 32-year-old singer is charged with trying to hire a hit man to kill his estranged wife, who filed for divorce in September.
In divorce papers, she alleged he had become emotionally distant, was preoccupied with bodybuilding and touring and spent money irresponsibly, including on numerous tattoos. The couple has been married eight years and adopted three children from Ethiopia.
Deputy Dist. Atty. Claudia Grasso said Lambesis several months ago sent his wife an email telling her that he no longer loved her or believed in God. His wife also learned he had had several extramarital affairs, she said.