Lamb of God Singer Randy Blythe Officially Indicted on Manslaughter Charge

2012-12-03

Story by Charles Ken

New news on Lamb of God frontman Randall Blythe’s manslaughter charge

Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe isn’t out of the clear yet. Blythe, who was held up for 37 days in a Czech Republic prison last past summer after being accused of having a role in an accidental fan death at a May Lamb of God concert in 2010, is currently free and touring in the U.S., but the case isn’t closed, and according to a Blabbermouth translation, Blythe isn’t in the clear.

According to the Czech news’ Novinky.cz, the State Attorney’s Office in Prague, Czech Republic has now indicted Blythe on manslaughter charges as of Friday (Nov. 30). That means the court has three months to arrange an official date for trial or to decide to have the case further reviewed. A worst-case scenario, if convicted, would have Blythe in a Czech prison for 5 to 10 years.

Blythe was released from the Czech prison where he was being held in early August, after posting a bail of approximately $400,000. He has stated that he will head back to the Czech Republic to stand trial for any charges and to defend his innocence. “I feel ethically responsible to go back there and face this charge,” he recently told CBS television affiliate WTVR-TV. “[The victim’s] family right now is in a lot of pain, and they deserve some answers. To lose a child is the worst possible thing a human can go through, I think … 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.”




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