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Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Denied Bail Once Again

More bad news for Randy Blythe, Lamb of God, and fans around the world as the singer has once again been denied release after posting $400,000 in bail. Blythe has been sitting in jail for over a month in Prague as he faces manslaughter charges stemming from the death of a concert goer in 2010.

In the United States, when someone posts bail, they are free to leave jail. Apparently this is not the case in Czech Republic. Rather, a prosecutor can detain the defendant while they issue a formal protest. In this situation, the prosecution issued the challenge a day after bail was posted. The lawyer will have to meet with the judge on Friday (July 27th) to explain their reasons. The judge will then have five days to deliberate on the reasoning and another five days to post a decision. So we’re looking at a possible Aug. 6th date at the earliest (this is if they don’t take into account “business days”).

If charges are not formally filed, Blythe will be free to leave the country.

Meanwhile, guitarist Mark Morton has posted a status on his official Facebook page that simply states, “i got a loooooong letter from Randy last night. he said not to worry, that he’s doing ok.

There is still no word on the status of the Lamb Of God/Dethklok/Gojira tour.

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  • Boonraiser

    This must be horrible for Randy. And I was looking forward to seeing them play for the first time at Heavy T.O. in August. Hopefully it turns out for him.

  • Fuck you Czech Republic, fuck you……

    • Jonathan Barkan

      I wouldn’t go that far. The Czech Republic is a beautiful place with a lot of amazing history and culture.
      The problem here is that the prosecutor is seeming to play with loopholes and delay things for as long as possible. As to the reason for this? I have no idea. I’m not exactly versed in Czech law, haha!

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  • manorbeast

    I am far more interested in the details of how they came to the conclusion that he should be charged with the fan’s death. I cannot blindly support or condemn either side, because the fact remains that someone died and much of the focus only seems to be on the bail hearings.

  • manorbeast

    And that comment wasn’t meant as a criticism on your coverage Jonathan, just FYI!

    • Jonathan Barkan

      Oh no, I totally understand. That’s the question that many people, including myself, have.
      The prosecution is stating that the fan jumped the barricade, got on the stage, and rushed Randy. Randy then shoved the kid off the stage very hard, causing the kid to land on his head. There was brain swelling and bleeding followed by the kid slipping into a coma whereupon he passed away two weeks later.
      So, the prosecution is claiming that this wouldn’t have happened had Randy not shoved the kid.
      There are a ton of videos on YouTube that claim to be from the same concert and show Randy doing no such thing. However, at the end of the day, there’s going to have to be much more in terms of evidence and explanations to get the full story out.
      As you say, someone died and that is a tragedy. I think the kid was only 20-years old, which is a damn shame. He had a full life ahead of him.

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