LAMB OF GOD’S RANDY BLYTHE OFFICIALLY INDICTED ON MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE IN CZECH REPUBLIC
Posted by Zach Shaw on Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 1:24 pmLegal Woes, Updates
Last month, it was revealed that police in Czech Republic completed its investigation on Randy Blythe regarding the death of a fan two years ago at a Lamb Of God show in Prague. It was only a matter of time till the prosecutor determined whether to move forward with indicting the Lamb Of God singer with Manslaughter charges. Now we know that the answer is yes.
According to Czech news portal Novinky.cz, the State Attorney’s Office in Prague officially indicted Blythe on a manslaughter charge this past Friday (November 30). The court reportedly now has three months to set a date for the singer’s trial or send the case back for further investigation. In other words, it’s still unclear as to when the singer will have to return to Prague for the court trial, though it’s looking more likely that he’ll have to return at some point. He’s stated from the beginning that he’ll return for a trial. Either way, it’s safe to say that the case will continue to be dragged out longer.
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For Immediate Release:
December 3, 2012
LAMB OF GOD MANAGER RESPONDS TO BYLTHE INDICTMENT
As news breaks of Randy Blythe’s indictment on manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic, manager Larry Mazer responds with the following statement:
“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 Abbot, 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.