Today, Monday, March 4, David Randall Blythe returned to court in the Czech Republic after his trial for manslaughter was postponed in early February because a key witness fell ill and two criminal psychologists who were expected to testify were unable to attend.
This is what happened today, in the trial that has the Heavy Music world on its feet:
- Psychology experts took the stand. One court expert stated that Blythe "may have some antisocial personality traits", as a result of Blythe being cited when he was fined for speeding and public disobidience.
- Another psychiatrist stated that Blythe "didn't meet several of the conditions for antisocial personality disorder." She went on to state that even with stress for aggressive behavior, the results were normal.
- The security guard that came down to the stage and can be seen on video throwing a fan to the ground and warning him to relax, also appeared in court today.
- A female fan of LAMB OF GOD, who is 19 years old, also took the stand and described seeing Randy "push Daniel Nosek with a lot of force on the shoulders off the stage." She was in the front row at the concert at the Abaton when the incident took place. She went on to state that when Dan fell into the crowd, the crowd parted and he fell to the floor.
- Blythe's lawyers filed an expert brief on body mechanics to shed light on how the victims body would fly off the stage along with the injuries he could have suffered. The prosecutor, Vladimir Muzik, objected to the the evidence as the investigators and court witnesses gave thorough testimony on what happened, contradictions and all.
So what's next in the Randy Blythe trial? Tomorrow will be the testimony from George Strauss of the Prague Police Department. Following the closing statements, Randy Blythe will address the court. A verdict can be expected tomorrow.
If convicted, Blythe will have to pay a 5 - 10 year sentence. Additionally, the parents of the alleged victim, Daniel Nosek, are demanding compensation of 10 million Czech Koruna (approximately $530,000).
Blythe was imprisoned for five weeks in the Czech Republic after being detained on June 27, 2012 when the Richmond, Virginia-based band arrived there for a show.
The singer was freed without charge in August but had to post $400,000 bail, then left the country, vowing to return for the trial.
We will keep you posted once more detailed information is available.
Via The Gauntlet
Lamb Of God's Official Site