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by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Randy Blythe

After being indicted on manslaughter charges after a fan's death at a show in the Czech Republic three years ago, Randy Blythe of Richmond band Lamb of God has been acquitted of all charges according to a Czech newspaper. The acquittal ends a year-long nightmare for the vocalist, who vowed to fight for his innocence from the start.

Daniel Nosek hit his head after being pushed off stage at a Lamb of God show. He was taken to a hospital where the 19 year-old died weeks later. R.I.P. Daniel Nosek.

RANDY BLYTHE

According to Czech newspaper, Novinky, Randy Blythe has been indicted on charges on Manslughter. Lamb of God's manager Larry Mazer commented on Blythe's indictment:

"After a three month investigation, the prosecutor in the Czech Republic has decided to move forward with an indictment of Randy Blythe on the charge of manslaughter with intent to cause bodily harm. Obviously, we intend to fight vigorously against these charges as we feel that in no way did Randy intend to cause bodily harm on the young fan who subsequently died from injuries sustained at the show. As he has stated previously, Randy intends to go to Prague to defend himself at trial.

While it is a tragedy that a Lamb of God fan died following a performance by the group, in no way do I feel that Randy did anything improper that led to the young man's injuries and subsequent death. The price of a ticket to a show does not entitle audience members access to a band's stage. In the years since the murder on stage of Dimebag Darrell Abbott, performers of all genres have had to become more guarded while performing in response to the dangers presented by fans trying to become part of the performance. We believe that Randy responded professionally to the numerous amount of fans rushing the stage that day, a number of them captured on videos that have been posted on the internet. We have testimony from the venue operator that acknowledges lax security and an improper barricade being used that evening. Numerous testimonies from fans also were contradictory as to the actions of the multiple fans that tried to access the stage.

At this point, all that the band, myself, and our lawyers can do is to present a defense and try to convince the panel of judges who will hear the case that Randy is innocent of all charges and that his name and reputation need to be cleared and that he be permitted to carry on with his life and career always mindful that a fan passed away after a Lamb of God performance.
Blythe has stated his intentions return to the Czech Republic to stand trial.

"This is about a young man who lost his life. I will act with honor, and I will fight to clear my good name in this matter." - Randy Blythe

Randy Blythe

Randy Blythe of Lamb of God was detained in June and was charged with manslaughter of a fan who died a month after a Lamb of God show that happened in Prague in 2010. The fan died from a brain hemorrhage that was allegedly from a head injury at the show, possibly because Randy pushed him off the stage. Now released and safe and sound in his native Richmond, VA, Randy issued a statement regarding his incarceration, the reaction it received world-wide, and his future regarding the case. Check it out below...

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by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Free Randy

A spokesperson for the Czech prison Randy [Blythe of Lamb of God] was being held at confirmed that he was released yesterday afternoon. The Prague Municipal Court's ruling against the prosecutor of the Prague 8 District Court was made on Thursday afternoon behind closed doors.

"The decision was reached yesterday at the end of a 16-hour closed session. The only condition of release was the approximately 8 million Czech Koruna bail," Prague court spokeswoman Martina Lhotáková said.

Randy Blythe's Czech attorney Martin Radvan told Radio Prague that he expects the Lamb Of God frontman to be able to return home, but will have to return to the Czech Republic to face trial. -[Metalhammer]

Sounds like FOR NOW, the nightmare is over. God bless, Randy.

Randy Blythe was charged with manslaughter after a fan died during a show in Prague on May 24, 2010. He was detained shortly before he was set to play a different venue in the same city.

Czech

First of all, thanks to everyone who has reached out in support of Randy and each of us in this terrible situation. It's noted and very much appreciated.

We have been keeping our heads down and not speaking out due to the fluid nature of the situation and the constantly changing information that even we receive daily.
Within an hour things can do endless 180's. It's maddening to try and make heads or tails.

We're taking the time to speak to you as it has been a significant period of time since this situation began and while nothing is immediately clear to any of us, we are not trying to keep anyone in the dark.

We have reached out and are making use of the resources we have acquired to help our brother who is still detained in Czech jail.

In the two years since, we were never notified of anything related to this incident.

Randy is our brother and we assure you, we are all staying very positive for him, working endlessly behind the scenes to provide any and all assistance possible.

The best we can do is to stay positive and continue to support our friend that we know is innocent.

We know that justice will prevail and we will continue to do our part to support our friend.

- LAMB OF GOD
The band is also collecting money at Facebook for his "legal fund." Alleged video footage of alleged incident, below...

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Randy of Lamb of God at Roseland (more by Justina Villanueva)
Randy Blythe of Lamb of God

The singer for Lamb of God, the world-famous, Richmond-based heavy metal band, was arrested this week in Prague in the Czech Republic and charged in connection with the death of a fan two years ago.

Randy Blythe, 41, was arrested when Lamb of God went to Prague for their show Thursday night at the Rock Café. He's charged with manslaughter for the fatal injury that occurred at their show May 24, 2010 at another venue in Prague, according to Czech news report.
Reportedly, Blythe struck or fought with the fan who had come on stage, and that person later died.

The four-time Grammy-nominated band cancelled Thursday's show in Prague. There's no mention on the band's social sites about the status of Friday's show in Leipzig, Germany.
Lamb Of God's publicist, Adrenaline PR, stated to a music publication that Randy was "wrongly accused, lawyers are dealing with it, and we expect him to be fully exonerated."

Randy's brother, Mark Blythe, told CBS-6 that he's awaiting further details and said the charge is "bogus and outrageous and will be dropped immediately."

UPDATE: Lamb of God have issues the following statement:
LAMB OF GOD management will be issuing an official statement on Monday regarding the charges made against singer Randy Blythe. As no formal charges have yet been made and the case is only in the investigation stages, it would be premature to make an official statement filled with false truths or innuendos.

Having said that, management wished to address today one false piece of information that has been included in many of the news stories released so far. Under no circumstances was there a fight of any kind involved. This incident deals with a fan that three times during the concert jumped the barricade and rushed Randy during the performance. It is alleged that the third time, security was not able to reach him and that Randy pushed him back into the audience where supposedly he fell and hit his head.

Again, until the investigation is concluded this weekend, nothing more will be released, but clarity and the facts needed to be addressed on this one reported point which is totally inaccurate.
Stay tuned. A video report on the story is below.

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