Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe indicted for manslaughter
Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe has been indicted on manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic, according to RollingStone.com. The charges stem from an incident in 2010 when a fan who came onstage was pushed and died from his injuries.
The fan made multiple attempts to climb on stage during the band’s May 2010 concert in Prague, before Blythe allegedly pushed him, causing him to fall and suffer head injuries. The fan died two weeks later.
In June 2012, Blythe was arrested when his band returned to the Czech Republic to play a show. He maintained his innocence and claimed to be unaware of the fan’s death prior to the arrest. However, Czech authorities chose to keep him in prison for one month and set bond for $400,000.
Blythe promises to return to the Czech Republic and stand trial.
“We believe that Randy responded professionally to the numerous amount of fans rushing the stage that day, a number of them captured on videos that have been posted on the internet,” Lamb of God manager Larry Mazer said in a statement to RollingStone.com. “We have testimony from the venue operator that acknowledges lax security and an improper barricade being used that evening. Numerous testimonies from fans also were contradictory as to the actions of the multiple fans that tried to access the stage.”