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.