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Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe Locked Up Abroad
Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe was arrested in the Czech Republic in connection with the death of a fan two years ago. The attorney representing Blythe tells Blesk.cz that the singer is very sorry and he wants to meet the fan's family upon his release, which is expected early next week.
Blythe, 41, is accused of causing the fatal injury that occurred at a Lamb Of God concert in May 2010 in Prague. The singer allegedly either pushed or struck a 19-year-old fan named Daniel N., a guitarist in a local metal band, after the fan rushed the stage several times. He died almost a month later of the brain injury that occurred that night.
Randy has been charged with causing "bodily harm of the fourth degree, resulting in the death of a fan" and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
Blythe remains in detention at Pankrác Prison in Prague even after his manager posted 4 million Czech Koruna bail (approximately $200,000), as set by the court last Saturday. But the bail system in the Czech Republic is not as rapid as in the U.S., so unfortunately Blythe is still incarcerated presently.
Despite previous reports that Blythe was considered a flight risk, the musician will be allowed to leave the Czech Republic, said his defense lawyer Martin Radvan.
Lamb Of God manager Larry Mazer told The Prague Post that he and Randy's bandmates were shocked to learn of the incident. The incident occurred over two years ago and the band and their manager had no idea there was a warrant out for Blythe’s arrest upon their return to Prague this summer. According to Mazer, neither he nor the band heard about the case until they arrived in Prague last week for a June 28 performance in the city.
"We are stunned," he said. "We flew in from Norway and were looking forward to putting on a great show. We would never have come out here if we knew this was going to happen."
Mazer added that he couldn't understand why he hadn't been contacted earlier with information related to the case. He also expressed that he had suspicions about the legitimacy of the case as well as the charges against Randy Blythe.
"I would raise blood and hell trying to find the person who killed my son. The whole thing is a crock of shit," he said.
Another one of Blythe's Czech attorneys, Tomáš Morysek, told Blesk.cz that his client would have immediately cooperated with the police had he learned of the incident earlier.
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Image below courtesy of Czech Republic's TV Nova.