As previously reported by Novinky.cz, a Czech news site, Blythe was arrested yesterday in Prague, Czech Republic on charges of manslaughter. The arrest is a result of an altercation that Blythe had with a fan on a concert that took place on May 24, 2010 in Prague. Allegedly, a fan went on stage during the show and Blythe violently kicked the fan off the stage. The fan then fell hard on the floor and hurt his head; he ended up losing his life due to internal bleeding. Here is a statement from Czech Police regarding Blythe's prison sentence, IF convicted.
“For bodily injury resulting in death under section 146, paragraph 4 of the criminal code threatens Blythe five to ten years in prison.”Here are some of the responses from the Heavy Music community regarding Blythe's arrest:
David Draiman (DISTURBED): "MY THOUGHTS GO OUT TO MY FRIEND RANDY BLYTHE FROM LAMB OF GOD @lambvox ?#freerandyblythe"
Paulo Gregoletto (TRIVIUM): "I hope Randy's situation can be resolved quickly and without him being detained anymore. Very shitty news to start the day!"
Dez Fafara (DEVILDRIVER): "Prayers and thoughts for Randy as I fall asleep tonight …..Enroute to Full Force Germany ?#HesAGoodMan? ?#SendPositiveThoughts"
Jeff Kendrick (DEVILDRIVER): "Randy Blythe needs to be released soon. Please keep him in your thoughts."
Oderus Urungus (GWAR): "All power out to Randy and our boys in LAMB OF GOD. They are our blood and we stand by them. This whole thing reeks of bullshit."
Mark Hunter (CHIMAIRA): "Best wishes to Randy and the LOG camp."
Mike Portnoy (ADRENALINE MOB, DREAM THEATER): "Thoughts go out to my bro Randy from LOG… just hung w him a few days ago #FreeRandyBlythe"
Cristina Scabbia (LACUNA COIL): "I don't believe for a split second that my brother Randy Blythe hurt ANYONE, especially on purpose. One of the most amazing persons I know. #FreeRandyBlythe Love you, brother. Feel sorry for that guy but I KNOW it WASN'T your fault."
Sebastian Bach: "Randy, hope u r ok.I have been sober this whole tour. 1st sober tour ever. U r an inspiration. Thx 4 your help @downloadfest #FreeRandyBlythe"
Brian Posehn: "Crazy news about Randy Blythe of LAMB OF GOD. Those guys are all really good dudes. I hope everything gets straightened out soon."
Rob Caggiano (ANTHRAX): WTF?? LAMB OF GOD Frontman Randy Blythe Arrested on Allegations of Manslaughter."
More on this story here!
Here is what Willie Adler had to say about this unfortunate situation!
Click here to read a statement from the bands publicist.
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