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, 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.
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.
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.
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