RANDY BLYTHE Trial To Conclude Today *UPDATE* Randy Is FREE!

Update via ThePRP.com:

"Blesk.cz are reporting that Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe has been acquitted in his manslaughter trial in Prague, CZE and is thus a free man. Novinky.cz has also confirmed the news, though noted that the judgement is not final."
Lamb of God frontman, Randy Blythe returned to Prague earlier this month to continue his trial for manslaughter charges after it was delayed on February 6th, shortly after three days of testimony, due to a key witness for the defense falling ill.

Randy posted the following statement along with the photo above to his Instagram account earlier:
"It's a beautiful morning in Prague, & time for me to go to what is (hopefully) my final day in court here- supposedly judgement will be passed today & I will move on with my life in one direction or the other. Which direction that is, I do not know. I could walk free, or conversely go to prison for up to ten years. Such is my life right now, & I must stay in this moment until its resolution. Whatever happens to me, do not feel sorry for me, for I am at peace & refuse to feel sorry for myself. Life happens. Deal with it. Some people cannot understand why I have returned, saying I should not come back here. KNOW THIS, & mark my words well- it would be absolutely intolerable for me to hide from this situation.
I am an innocent man, but a family suffers the loss of a son, a fan of my band. That is what this whole thing is truly about, not prison, not money, not politics, not ME- it is about a young man who lost his life at just 19 years of age. He will never come back, & it breaks my heart. I would not be able to sleep at night knowing that I did not behave honorably & try to give his family some answers. That would be disgraceful, and I do not wish to dishonor myself or my family by acting in such a cowardly manner. I was raised to face my problems head on. For me, this is BEING A MAN. I categorically refuse to live in a constant state of guilt & fear. I would rather die. My morality & convictions are not dependent upon unforeseeable circumstance, nor malleable when difficulty arises. So I walk this morning to court with my head held high, no matter what others opinions of me may be. I have to face myself in the mirror, & tomorrow morning, where ever I may wake up, I will be able to do that without regret.
This is THE ONLY path to true freedom for me- peace within myself. This is the manner in which I choose to try my best to live my life, & I hope you all do the same- do your best to do what is right, no matter how difficult it may be. I promise you, this will bring you peace. I thank you all for your support, I wish you all a good day, & to quote one of my favorite movies: STRENGTH AND HONOR."
Today, the trial concludes with George Strauss of the Prague Police Department providing his testimony. Closing statement will follow, Blythe will address the court, and the verdict will be handed down.

Upon his return to Prague, Blythe spent some time exploring the city, particularly its war-torn history. Posting more pictures to his Instagram account. 

"This shot pretty much shows how I’ve been feeling for a whole now- torn in half, stuck in between two worlds, neither here nor there, waiting and watching for an answer to come, so that I can move forward again as a whole man. What direction I will move in, I do not know yet. Regardless, I am ready for the waiting to be over. I will move forward no matter what, and I will not be split in two anymore, no matter where I wind up. This is frustrating for me, but I am slowly learning to be a patient man. Life just happens. Deal with it."

Watch footage of the trial from Czech news Blesk.cz

We hope the verdict is in Randy's favor, and hope everyone keeps him in their thoughts. 

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