Lamb of God Singer Randy Blythe Indicted on Manslaughter Charges
There’s new news in the case of Lamb of God frontman D. Randall Blythe, who spent 37 days in prison in the Czech Republic this past summer after being arrested due to his possible involvement in an accidental fan death in May 2010. He may be free and on tour in the U.S., but the case is unfortunately not closed.
The Czech news portal Novinky.cz reports that the State Attorney’s Office in Prague, Czech Republic has officially indicted the singer on manslaughter charges as of Friday, Nov. 30. The court has three months to set a date for trial or to send the case out for further investigation.
Blythe is staring down a possible sentence of 5 to 10 years, with no time off, if convicted. He has said that he will return to Eastern Europe to face any charges and to clear his name.
The case made headlines in the summer when Blythe was arrested when he landed in the country while on tour. The singer was accused of causing a fan’s death, after reportedly hurling him from the stage during a May 2010 concert. The fan suffered a brain injury and died almost a month later. Inconclusive video evidence from the show was circulated online after the arrest.
In an interview with a CBS affiliate upon his release, Blythe said, “I feel ethically responsible to go back there and face this charge. [The victim’s] family right now is in a lot of pain, and they deserve some answers. To lose a child is the worst possible thing a human can go through, I think. I want my name cleared. I have to go around the world and tour, you know. That’s what I do. I’m not going to hide here. I’m an innocent man. I’m going to go to court and see what happens.”
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