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Monday, July 2, 2012

Randy Blythe To Remain In A Czech Republic Prison For 10 More Days! #FreeRandyBlythe

**Update**: According to Novinky.cz, Randy Blythe's bail money has not yet arrived at the court account. LAMB OF GOD's management is attempting to transfer the funds as soon as possible. Once the bail has been met, the prosecutor will have to approve Blythe's release before he can leave the prison. Otherwise, the court will determine the conditions of the singer's release. 

Here is the original article:

According to Blesk.cz, Randy Blythe will remain in the Pankrác Prison in Prague, Czech Republic for at least the next days in connection with the death of a fan more than two years ago. Although it was reported on Saturday that Blythe would be released today after posting 4 million Czech Koruna bail (approximately $200,000 — an amount which Randy claimed was the equivalent of his annual income), it now appears that the singer won't be able to get his freedom until next week.

Judge Petr Fassati of Prague 8 district court stated: "There may well be certain conditions placed upon [Blythe's] release, such as staying in the Czech Republic, or the availability of a specific address. If the conditions are violated, it could lead to an international arrest warrant being issued."

Slow-motion video footage of LAMB OF GOD's Randy Blythe "attacking" David L can be seen below. The incident which resulted in the death of the LAMB OF GOD fan in a concert in the Czech Republic more than two years ago has Randy Blythe in the hands of the the Czech Republic's justice system. The clip was originally aired yesterday (Saturday, June 30) as part of a TV report from Czech Republic's TV Nova.

**IMPORTANT**: It should be noted that the TV Nova report did not claim that this was, in fact, footage of actual stage jump that that led to the person's death. The performance clip was only included in the report to illustrate the behavior of Blythe and the fans during the concert.

As previously reported, 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.

Randy Blythe was arrested Wednesday (June 27) at the Prague airport on manslaughter charges. 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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