||RANDY BLYTHE GOES ON TRIAL IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
4th February 2013
Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe has gone on trial in the Czech Republic, accused of manslaughter after allegations that he pushed a fan off the stage at a 2010 show in Prague who then allegedly died from his injuries.
Randy was arrested in the Czech Republic in summer 2012, detained for five weeks and then released on 400,000 dollars bail and is now back in a Czech court day for the beginning of his trial.
In addition to a possible jail sentence, the family of the deceased fan is seeking 10 million Czech Koruna (US$530,000 U.S.).
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Before the trial, Randy posted the above photo and this message on Instagram: "And so it begins. I am calm & prepared. Everyone, thanks for your good thoughts and prayers. Have a nice day, y'all!"
Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler was also there and took the stand, according to a Czech Report.
But it has been reported that Randy has testified but there are conflicting erports regarding his testimony.
One report said that Chris Adler and Randy's manager were brought in as character witnesses to couteract the prosecution's claims that Randy is an "aggressive and antisocial personality", which the frontman brushed off saying:
"I'm only aggressive on stage, it's part of the concert. We participate in charitable activities. I sold one of our Grammys at auction and donated the proceeds to research on children's muscle atrophy. I contributed to breast cancer research."
The trial is set to end this Friday, February 8th and a verdict could be announced as soon as next Monday.
Obviously, we will be keeping close tabs on the story and will report back anything that we hear.
We wish Randy all the best and may the Gods Of Heavy Metal ensure that justice prevails.
Read our previous coverage of the whole story here...