Lamb Of God Singer Randy Blythe To Stand Trial Over Manslaughter Charges

Randy Blyth, the frontman of American heavy metal band Lamb of God, had been indicted over manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic, over the death of a fan at a 2010 concert in the country, MTV reports. 

The man, who repeatedly came on stage during the concert, was pushed, fell and eventually died, according to Rolling Stone, Blyth was arrested last year at an airport in Prague, and spent 5 weeks in a Czech prison while prosecutors decided the terms of his bail. He will now return to the country to stand trial on charges of "manslaughter with intent to cause bodily harm." The date of his trial has yet to be announced. 

In a recent interview, Blyth cuts the figure of a conscientious, ethical human being with the intent to do the right thing. "I feel that it's the right thing for me to do, to go back and face trial," he said. "I won't be extradited, but ethically I think it's the correct thing for me to do. So if I start feeling some trepidation about that, I just remind myself that I have to do the right thing ... this poor young man's family deserves some answers.

"I believe that I'm 100-percent innocent ... but I also believe as a responsible and compassionate human being I should go back," he added, "and, if necessary, and go to trial and give this young man's family some answers," he continued. "They're suffering greatly, and I'm not interested in [making them suffer more]. I will certainly fight for my freedom, and do everything I can, legally, to maintain that, but I'm also not going to hide when these people are undergoing the worst emotional trauma."

Blyth could face up to 10 years in jail if he is found guilty of manslaughter. In a statement released to MTV News, Lamb of God's manager Larry Mazer said that the frontman "intend[s] to fight vigorously against these charges," and added that "we feel that in no way did Randy intend to cause bodily harm on the young fan."


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