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Sunday, July 1, 2012

LAMB OF GOD Return Home Without Randy Blythe!

Last night, 4 of 5 members of LAMB OF GOD — everyone except singer Randy Blythe — returned home to Richmond, Virginia, less than four days after Blythe was taken into custody in Prague, Czech Republic in connection with the death of a fan more than two years ago. Mark Morton (guitarist) posted the following twit:

"Finally HOME! 4/5 of us anyway. I can't wait to give Randy a big bear hug and kiss his pointy, stubbly face! Thanx for all the support y'all! Flooded with questions about Randy. I truly understand and appreciate [your] concern. But it would be irresponsible for me to comment on any of it. Again…. thank y'all SOOOO much for your love and support during these difficult times. It means the world to us."

Randy Blythe was arrested Wednesday (June 27) at the Prague airport on manslaughter charges, was reportedly released on a 4 million Czech Koruna bail (approximately $200,000 — an amount which, according to the site, Randy claimed was the equivalent of his annual income). Since most banks are closed this weekend, Blythe will be allowed to pay off his bail on Monday (July 2). The singer, who did not speak at his hearing and was "timid as a lamb", was considered a flight risk by the judge.

Blythe, 41, who was represented by two lawyers in court, is accused of causing the fatal injury that occurred at LAMB OF GOD's May 24, 2010 show in Prague. The singer apparently either pushed or struck a 19-year-old fan named Daniel who had come on stage, and that person died 14 days later of bleeding in the brain.

According to WTVR-TV, another Czech online news site, Aktualne.cz, has published statements from a witness — a friend of the victim — who said the fan wasn't using drugs or alcohol and fell back directly on his head. The victim lapsed into a coma and died two weeks later.

The crime of which Blythe is being accused is punishable by up to ten years in prison, according to popular Czech news web site Novinky.cz. Here is a picture of Randy Blythe in court.

Read some of the comments from the Heavy Music community!
Click here to read a statement from the bands publicist.

Stay tuned for more information about this story.

Related links:
Lamb Of God's Official Site

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