December 4, 2012 9:58
Lamb Of God's Randy Blythe to stand trial over manslaughter charge
Band's manager reveals that singer has been indicted
Lamb Of God singer Randy Blythe will stand trial for manslaughter, according to reports.
Rolling Stone says that the band’s manager, Larry Mazer, has confirmed that the frontman has been indicted in the Czech Republic. He was originally arrested on June 27 at Prague airport over an incident that took place on May 24, 2010 at the band's show at Club Abaton in Prague. He then spent 38 days behind bars before being released on August 3.
According to reports, a fan jumped up onstage where a tussle ensued in which the fan, known only as Daniel N, was injured. The victim, who fell from the stage and hit his head on the venue's concrete floor, later died, reportedly as a result of those injuries.
Mazer said in a statement: "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."
Previously, Blythe has claimed that he is "100 per cent innocent" of the charge and labelled the allegation as "ludicrous", in addition to criticising the US government for failing to warn him that he was going to be arrested. The singer faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty.
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