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Randy Blythe acquitted of manslaughter charges

Posted in Metal, News with tags , , on 5th March 2013 by Hannah

Lamb of God frontman, Randy Blythe, has been found not guilty in his trial for manslaughter.

42-year-old Blythe had been charged with causing the death of 19 year-old concert goer, Daniel Nosek, at a LoG show in Prague in 2010. Nosek was hospitalised after hitting his head after being pushed from the stage during LoG’s set, where he died several weeks later. Blythe had consistently stated that he was unaware of Nosek’s injury and eventual death until he was arrested upon attempting to enter the Czech Republic for another concert in June 2012; however, he had admitted to pushing a fan from the stage but believed them to be unharmed.

Presiding judge, Thomas Kubovec, ruled that the incident did not constitute a crime and acquitted Blythe of all charges. If found guilty, Blythe could have faced a prison sentence of up to 10 years. The prosecution immediately lodged an appeal after the verdict was reached.

On his Instagram account, Blythe posted:

“I have been found not guilty & acquitted of all charges against me. I am a free man. Please remember the family of Daniel Nosek in your thoughts & prayers in this difficult time. I only wish for them peace. Thank you for your support.”

 

Lamb of God will be headlining the Ronnie James Dio stage on Saturday, 10th of August at Bloodstock Open Air Festival, 2013.

 

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