A Prague court rejected Wednesday the claim of US heavy metal singer Randy Blythe to more than 15 million crowns in damages. The claim was connected to the one month in custody which Blythe spent following charges against him connected with the death of a fan at a Prague concert in 2010. The fan was allegedly thrown off the stage by Blythe and later died from head injuries. The charges against Blythe were rejected in March 2013. Blythe’s lawyer said he would discuss the next moves with his client. An appeal can be lodged with Prague’s Municipal Court. Blythe is known as the lead singer of the group Lamb of God.
The heavy metal band Lamb of God’s singer Randy Blythe has released a video he made during his trial in Prague. Entitled The Devil is in the Details, the 5-minute long black and white film reflects the singer’s difficult period in the Czech capital. In March, Randy Blythe was acquitted of manslaughter charges raised against him after the death of a fan who suffered injuries at the band’s 2010 Prague concert. Randy Blythe spent five weeks in police detention in Prague.
Randy Blythe, the singer for US band Lamb of God, was cleared of manslaughter on Tuesday by Prague’s Municipal Court, a charge related to the death of a young fan at the band’s show three years ago. According to a panel of three judges, the singer committed no crime and blame for the death largely lay elsewhere: with the show’s organisers.
Prague’s Municipal Court acquitted American musician Randy Blythe on Tuesday, with the judge saying the performer had hurt no one intentionally. Mr Blythe, the singer for the hard rock band Lamb of God, was standing trial for manslaughter, after a Czech fan was fatally injured during the band’s Prague concert more than two years ago. The young man had climbed onto the stage, but fell after clashing with Blythe and suffered a head injury that later proved fatal. He died in hospital. In his testimony the singer said he had seen the young man get up and that surrounding fans had signalled he was ‘ok’. Had he been found guilty, Mr Blythe could have faced between 5 -10 years in prison. The prosecution may still appeal Tuesday’s decision.
Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe has arrived back in the Czech Republic to defend himself on charges of manslaughter. The singer who was arrested in the summer of last year and later released on bail is suspected of having pushed a fan off the stage during a 2010 concert in Prague, inflicting grievous head injuries resulting in death. The frontman told the court on Monday that he recalled pushing a fan in a skirmish but claimed the man got up and walked away after the incident. If convicted of manslaughter Blythe could face up to 10 years in prison. The victim’s family has also asked for ten million crowns in compensation.
The heavy metal musician Randy Blythe has been charged in Prague with causing bodily harm with lethal consequences. The frontman of the group Lamb of God is accused of pushing a fan from the stage during a concert in the city in 2010, resulting in his death. Blythe, who is currently in the US, spent five weeks on remand in Prague earlier this year before being released on bail. If found guilty, he could receive a five- to 10-year jail term.
Randy Blythe, a member of the US heavy metal group Lamb of God, has been released from custody by authorities in Prague. The singer was arrested on June 27 as he arrived at Prague’s Ruzyňe airport on suspicion of manslaughter. Specifically, he was accused of throwing a fan off the stage during a concert two years ago. The fan later died of head injuries. Blythe arrived in June to play a concert, which was subsequently aborted following the arrest. A district court in Prague 8 then determined that Blythe be remanded in custody until his trial; this decision was overturned on appeal, with the singer now subject to a 8 million crown bail pending trial. Prosecutors had feared that Blythe, who was released on Thursday afternoon, may attempt to leave the country if released.