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Monday, February 4, 2013

LAMB OF GOD's Randy Blythe Suits Up As He Awaits Trial For Murder - Image Available!

"And so it begins. I am calm & prepared. Everyone, thanks for your good thoughts and prayers. Have a nice day, y'all!" - D Randall Blythe (via his Instagram account).

Today (February 4), the State Attorney’s Office in Prague, Czech Republic, begins trial for Lamb Of God's D Randall Blythe. Blythe is being accused of manslaughter following the death of Daniel Nosek, a 19 years old fan of the band.

At the end of June 2012, Blythe was arrested, charged and remanded in custody by the Czech authorities in connection with an incident that happened during Lamb of God's previous concert in Prague two years earlier. According to the prosecution, Blythe shoved Daniel Nosek, a 19 years old fan, off stage, thus inflicting fatal wounds on him. After being released on bail, which was contended by the State Attorney, Blythe refused responsibility for Nosek's death and pledged to return to attend the trial, which is scheduled to begin shortly.

Vladimir Jablonsky, the lawyer of Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe, says that "he will be present at his hearing on February 4." Blythe is accused of tossing a fan off the stage in May 2010 in which the fan died 30-days later from head injuries the prosecutor claims were caused by the incident.

A police spokesperson stated on June 29, 2012, that the police has formally charged Blythe under the section 146(4) of the Czech Criminal Code, which contains intentional infliction of bodily harm that resulted in death (i.e. manslaughter). He faces 5–10 years of imprisonment if found guilty. Randy’s brother, Mark Blythe, said the charge is "bogus and outrageous and will be dropped immediately."

Blythe has been adamant since he was released on bail that if he was required to return to the Czech Republic to stand trial he would do so.

He previously stated: “I want my name cleared. I have to go around the world and tour, you know. That’s what I do. I’m not going to hide here. I’m an innocent man. I’m going to go to court and see what happens.”

Additionally, Michael Posner, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, has issued an official statement declaring the U.S. government is “closely monitoring the progress” of vocalist Randy Blythe’s impending trial in the Czech Republic. More HERE!

We wish Randy the best of luck, and we will keep you all posted on his trial!

Here is what Riki Rachtman had to say about Randy Blythe's legal battle:

Click here for the link to the LAMB OF GOD Memorabilia site and here for the link to the Justice Now site.

Photo by: Zulie Alvarez (www.zuliephotographierocks.com/)

Related links:
Lamb Of God's Official Site

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