According to Czech website, Blesk.cz, Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe has been acquitted of the manslaughter charges he has faced since last summer. The site reports (translated from Czech via Google Translate), “After several weeks of trial ended with the American metal vocalist Randy Blythe. The police blamed the death of a fan of Daniel (19). The court acquitted him today and metalhead is free. Initially he faced 10 years in prison.”
The mourning family of Daniel Nosek, a fan who died in 2010 after having been allegedly pushed from the stage during a Lamb Of God show, has claimed damages amounting to 10 million dollars, according Novinky.cz, and have suggested a five-year prison sentence for Blythe.
Blythe was arrested and detained in a Czech prison last June. The frontman was denied bail several times and eventually released and returned to the U.S. in August. In a statement he issued regarding the charges he faced and his imprisonment, Blythe said:
“I am a man. I was raised to face my problems head on, not run from them like a petulant child. I hope that justice is done, and the family of Daniel N. will receive the closure they undoubtably need to facilitate healing. I feel VERY STRONGLY that as an adult, it would be both irresponsible and immoral for me not to return to Prague if I am summoned. This is not about bail money. This is about a young man who lost his life. I will act with honor, and I will fight to clear my good name in this matter. Thank you for reading this, and I wish you all peace.”