LAMB OF GOD's Randy Blythe Is Now Officially Indicted On Manslaughter Charges In Czech Republic

Czech news site, is reporting that LAMB OF GOD frontman, Randy Blythe, has been officially indicted on chareges against him for manslaughter due to an incident that occurred in 2010 during one of the band's live performances in Prague, when a fan jumped up on stage (multiple times), forcing security and Randy to push him off stage, which apparently caused injuries sustained from the fall that led to his death a month later.

Randy was held in jail for 37 days back in July when the band returned to Prague to perform there for the first time since the incident in 2010 to promote their latest album "Resolution." During their stay in Prague, the band and Randy found out about the charges for the first time.

Footage of the incident shows that Randy had no intent to commit any sort of crime, but simply protecting himself during a live performance in a foreign country.

Lamb of God's manager has released an official statement commenting on the indictment, which you can read below:

“After a three month investigation, the prosecutor in the Czech Republic has decided to move forward with an indictment of Randy Blythe on the charge of manslaughter with intent to cause bodily harm. Obviously, we intend to fight vigorously against these charges as we feel that in no way did Randy intend to cause bodily harm on the young fan who subsequently died from injuries sustained at the show.  As he has stated previously, Randy intends to go to Prague to defend himself at trial.

“While it is a tragedy that a Lamb of God fan died following a performance by the group, in no way do I feel that Randy did anything improper that led to the young man’s injuries and subsequent death.  The price of a ticket to a show does not entitle audience members access to a band’s stage.  In the years since the murder on stage of Dimebag Darrell Abbott, performers of all genres have had to become more guarded while performing in response to the dangers presented by fans trying to become part of the performance.  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. 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.

“At this point, all that the band, myself, and our lawyers can do is to present a defense and try to convince the panel of judges who will hear the case that Randy is innocent of all charges and that his name and reputation need to be cleared and that he be permitted to carry on with his life and career always mindful that a fan passed away after a Lamb of God performance.”

[Source: TheGauntlet]

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