March 5, 2013


Czech Court Finds Lamb of God Frontman Not Guilty of Fan's Death


A month after Randy Blythe pleaded not guilty to causing a Czech fan's death in 2010, the Czech Republic court system ruled in favor of the Lamb of God frontman, acquitting Blythe of involuntary manslaughter charges on Tuesday, March 5.

Blythe's legal troubles began last June when Czech authorities arrested him in Prague and "charged him with the crime of bodily harm of 4th degree and resulting in the death of the fan." Although he was released on bail and returned to the U.S., Blythe vowed to stand trial in person, despite the fact that he would have been safe from extradition in the States.

The incident in question involved a 19-year-old fan who repeatedly rushed the stage during a Lamb of God concert in Prague back in 2010 and was pushed offstage by Blythe. The man died two weeks later of a head injury, although Blythe stated he watched the fan stand back up after being pushed offstage.

Czech prosecutors appealed the verdict. They were looking to put Blythe behind bars for five years.