A Czech Republic judge has overturned a prosecutors appealed the not guilty verdict for Randy Blythe, vocalist of metal band Lamb Of God. Blythe was charged with manslaughter in the 2010 death of 19-year old Daniel Nosek, who passed away after suffering head injuries at a LoG concert in Prague. Because the appeal was overturned Blythe can not be charged with this offense again and is officially cleared.
While I personally am celebrating this moment, I am also taking a moment to reflect on Nosek, who was only a young man upon his death. Regardless of how I feel about Blythe’s freedom, I still wish to once again extend my condolences and thoughts to Nosek’s family. READ MORE
According to WTVR, Lamb Of God singer Randy Blythe’s trial in the Czech Republic has been delayed due to a key witness for the defense being ill. A witness will testify Thursday but the trial will then be put on hold until Mar. 4th. During that time, Blythe will be returning home to the United States. Blythe states that he will return to Prague to continue the trial.
Blythe is on trial for the death of 19-year old Daniel Nosek, who died after sustaining injuries at a Lamb Of God show in Prague in 2010. Blythe is charged with manslaughter and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. READ MORE
Randy Blythe, vocalist for Lamb Of God, has kept his promise that he would return to Prague in the Czech Republic to stand trial on manslaughter charges stemming from the death of 19-year old fan Daniel Nosek, who died attending a LoG show in 2010.
According to Czech news site Novinky, Blythe’s first sentence to the court was, “I keep my word. I promised that [I would] come, and I [did].” Blythe has a team of several defense lawyers.
We’ll provide updates as soon as we hear them. READ MORE
Lamb Of God singer Randy Blythe has been issued formal summons to appear in a Prague court on Feb. 4th, 2013 for manslaughter. The charges stem from the death of 19-year old Daniel Nosek, who died after receiving a head injury at a Lamb Of God concert in Prague in 2010. The court decided to move forward with the trial after receiving a finished investigative report from Czech police.
Court spokeswoman Martina Lhotáková states, “We have issued Randy Blythe with a court summons, and he is obliged to attend the hearing in person. The trial will determine the culpability of Blythe, and his potential punishment.”
According to Prague Post, Blythe faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
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According to Czech news site Novinky.cz Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe has been formally indicted in the manslaughter of 19-year old Daniel Nosek, who died after sustaining injuries in a 2010 Lamb Of God performance in Prague. The court has three months to decide upon a court date or whether they want to send the case back for more investigation. If convicted, Blythe faces five to ten years in prison.
In an interview after his release, Blythe stated, “I feel ethically responsible to go back there and face this charge. [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.”
Lamb Of God manager Larry Mazer issued an official statement that you can read below. READ MORE
Update: Slipknot has released an official statement which can be read below.
Dr. Daniel Baldi, a physician at an Iowa pain clinic, was officially charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of eight patients, including Slipknot bassist Paul Gray who died of an accidental overdose in June of 2010. Baldi is accused of prescribing overly high doses of prescription painkillers and is also facing suspension of his medical license. If convicted, Baldi could face up to 16 years in jail.
Shawn “Clown” Crahan has told the Des Moines Register, “None of it is going to bring back our brother Paul.”.
An official statement from Slipknot is expected later today. READ MORE
UPDATE: Lamb of God’s press team has stated that no formal charges against Randy Blythe have been made and that the case is still in the investigation stages. Management also wants to clarify the “altercation” that occurred in 2010. According to them, a fan jumped the barricade at the concert three times in an attempt to rush at Randy. On the third occasion security was unable to reach this fan in time. Randy pushed the fan back into the audience where, supposedly, he fell and hit his head. The investigation is apparently set to conclude this weekend and a formal statement will be issued on Monday.
According to the Czech news site Novinky, Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe has been arrested for manslaughter in the Czech Republic. The band was supposed to perform a show in Prague with All Shall Perish and Skeletonwitch but Blythe was detained by police immediately upon arrival, forcing the show’s cancellation. The details are still uncertain but it seems that Blythe got involved in an on-stage altercation with a fan back in 2010. The fan later died from his injuries.
A spokesperson for Lamb of God has stated that they believe Blythe is wrongly accused and they expect full exoneration. They also say that their lawyers are working on this.
Lamb of God will (hopefully) be touring alongside Dethklok and Gojira this summer. All details can be found here. You can also check out my review for their latest album, Resolution, here. READ MORE
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