Singer posts bail, but still remains in custody in the Czech Republic
Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe will reportedly remain in prison for at least another 10 days after he was arrested and charged with manslaughter towards the end of last week.
The singer, who was jailed after his arrest on Thursday (June 28), has posted bail of 4 million korun (£125,000) and was thought to have been released yesterday (July 2), but in fact has been told by the case’s presiding judge that he must remain in jail for at least 10 more days.
According to local reports, judge Petr Fassati has told Blythe that he is likely to be released after the 10-day period, but will have to remain in the Czech Republic until he answers the charges.
The incident took place on May 24, 2010 at the band’s show at Club Abaton in Prague. According to reports, a fan jumped up on the stage where a tussle ensued in which the fan, known only as Daniel N, was injured. N, who fell from the stage and hit his head on the venue’s concrete floor, later died, reportedly as a result of those injuries.
A translated statement from local Prague police reads as follows: “We have arrested the singer and charged him with the crime of bodily harm of fourth degree and resulting in the death of the fan”.
The rest of Lamb Of God have now returned to the US, with guitarist Mark Morton tweeting of their status: “Flooded with questions about Randy. I truly understand & appreciate your concern. But it would be irresponsible for me to comment on any of it.” Lamb Of God’s management are expected to make a full statement this week about Blythe, but have previously said that they expect the singer to be “fully exonerated”.