Tim Lambesis Faced Damning Testimony In Murder For Hire Pre-Trial
After a preliminary hearing, San Diego Superior Court Judge Robert Kearney ruled there was indeed enough evidence for Lambesis to stand trial. Damning testimony came from multiple sources including a personal trainer who Lambesis first approached to carry out his plan.
According toCBS 8 , San Diego County Sheriff's Detective John Buckley testified he met with a personal trainer who told him that Lambesis had asked him to kill his wife and mother of three adopted children, Meggan Lambesis. The trainer explained that after turning down Lambesis' first request to assist with his plan; he reached out to police because "he didn't want to see an innocent person get murdered."
The trainer then worked with police to set up a sting operation with a fake hitman known as Red. As noted by San Diego's Reader's Eva Knott, Red appeared a convincing hitman, weathered and rugged, pierced ears and a long reddish beard that wagged when he talked.
At this meeting, Lambesis handed Red $100 in cash, photos of his wife and her address. The undercover officer testified Lambesis "wanted his wife gone." The would-be hitman told Lambesis the job would cost $20,000. The meeting ended with Lambesis adding, "Just to clarify, I do want her dead." more on this story
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