Monday, February 4, 2013

Randy Blythe Returns to Czech Court for Trial

Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe has returned to the Czech Republic to stand trial on charges of manslaughter in the death of a fan at a Prague concert more than two years ago.

Blythe is facing the possibility of conviction and a long-term jail sentence after a 2010 incident in which a fan, Daniel Nosek, attending a Lamb of God show died almost a month later, allegedly from injuries sustained when he was thrown off the stage.

Blythe explained to the court that fans are normally prohibited from jumping on stage, but the Prague show was different. People climbed up on stage and found themselves standing next to band members.

According to the Blythe, Lamb of God never encouraged anyone to get up on stage and has security guards and barriers around the stage to prevent fans from getting up on stage and possibly bumping into the musicians. The club Abaton where the Lamb of God concert on May 24, 2010 took place was had inadequate security, according to Blythe, and there was general chaos on stage during the performance.

The parents of Daniel Nosek are demanding compensation of 10 million Czech Koruna (approximately $530,000).

The trial portion is set to take place this week, and should last around 4 to 5 days, then it will be up to a panel of judges to decide his ultimate fate in this matter. More Updates as they become available.

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