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Czech Republic Court Acquits Lamb Of God Frontman Randy Blythe

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According to the website novinky.cz, Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe was acquitted by the Prague Municipal Court for charges of manslaughter stemming from incident of May 24, 2010, which led to a death of a fan. Blythe faced up to ten years in prison for the incident where he allegedly threw a fan from the stage, though video footage showed that he was clearly innocent and the Court agreed.

According to the article, the Court ruled that Blythe did not commit an act of crime. In the final argument before the decision, Blythe told the Court: "I would like to thank the family of Daniel Nosek for not attacking me in the press and for their kind words to me in this court. I am very sorry for their loss. Daniel was a fan of my band. I had no wish to harm him. He was just a boy and I wish he was still here. If, ultimately the Czech legal system sentences me to prison, I will do my sentence like a man. If I am to remain free, I will do my best to insure that conditions at this concert will not occur again with my band and other bands so that the fans will remain safe. I have searched for an answer to this situation. The only one I can find is that it was a tragic, horrible accident."

At one stage of the proceedings, prosecutors asked for a five year prison sentence. The family of the victim was seeking 10 million Czech Koruna in damages.

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

NOW GIVE HIS 400k BACK TO HIM YOU FKN COMMIE FKS!!!!!!

# Mar 5, 2013 @ 8:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. ATN writes:

Be respectful, it seems from what Blythe is saying they were respectful to him in not slandering his name.

PN

# Mar 5, 2013 @ 8:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. RememberMetal? writes:

Pretty much what I expected but it's still good to see it.

Even before this incident, Randy made no secret of the value of trustworthy security and a well run venue. He tends to make comments about one or both at every performance I've caught them at. I'd bet the vetting process will be even more comprehensive from now on though.

Here's to hoping Randy gets some quiet time to rebound, gets to pen some of this madness into a potent album and exorcise that energy in the live setting in the near future.

# Mar 5, 2013 @ 9:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. ?everthing writes:

Good news indeed. Next albums lyrics should be good.

# Mar 5, 2013 @ 9:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Blindgreed1 writes:

10 Mill Koruna is only about $500,000 in US currency. Randy paid $400,000 already. That money should go to the kids family.

# Mar 5, 2013 @ 9:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. spiral_architect writes:

THIS IS GREAT NEWS!

# Mar 5, 2013 @ 11:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. fat joe miscavish writes:

@post 2, respectfull and post 1 don't go hand in hand, trust me, btw post 1 way too set us rednecks back about 75 years with that commi snarl, jesus christ almighty.
Well this is great news, but the bad thing is this probably took 2-3 years off randys life expectantcy with the stress and bullsh** he had to endure, but i hope he learned a valuable lesson in all this, unsatisfactory security primarily on foreign soil, equals no gig.
I think LOGs first show ths year is in may, we'll see how randy looks, sounds and performs.

# Mar 5, 2013 @ 11:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Borntomosh writes:

So glad to hear that everything was taken care of. It'll be good to have Randy back doing what he does best, without fear of incarceration.

# Mar 5, 2013 @ 12:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Haunted by The Haunted writes:

This is good news. Unfortunately, Lamb of God is still pretty much awful

# Mar 5, 2013 @ 2:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Shwizzy writes:

best thing ive read all year. glad to see he'll be back home in the states soon.

# Mar 5, 2013 @ 2:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. spiral_architect writes:

THE KIDS' FAMILY SHOULD DEFINATELY GET A CUT OF THE MONEY INVESTED IN THE TRIAL. THERE IS NO NEED FOR THE CZECH GOVERNMENT TO HORDE IT ALL FOR THEMSELVES.

# Mar 5, 2013 @ 2:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. brandedcfh420 writes:

#7: you may be a redneck but im not...........

# Mar 5, 2013 @ 5:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. wastedkitten writes:

They haven't been a communist country since 1989..

# Mar 5, 2013 @ 11:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. jim bob writes:

Lamb of God should NEVER return to that country to tour. Such a f***ing joke.

# Mar 6, 2013 @ 5:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Rik writes:

Why is it a joke? Someone died, that needs to be investigated and if people are accountable then they need to be brought to justice.
The justice system investigated it, Randy was involved in the incident so he was put on trial and found not guilty. How is this a joke?

# Mar 6, 2013 @ 9:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. cbella writes:

Very happy to hear this :)

# Mar 6, 2013 @ 11:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. wilco writes:

good news now its time to move on time for a new album

# Mar 6, 2013 @ 2:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. nino writes:

^
or so we hope. glad for the verdict but the other side can still appeal you know. --_--

# Mar 6, 2013 @ 2:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Nunya writes:

SWAGSWAGSWAGSWAGSWAGSWAG SWAG!!!!!!
BLYTHE 4 PRESIDENT MUTHAf***AS!!!!!!

# Mar 7, 2013 @ 6:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Cozen writes:

Branded- you redneck...ha, good to see things never change in here. Maybe that was just a LOG reference (redneck).

BG1- great point about the money...Czech media should run with it.

I had a bad feeling about this from the beginning. Guess I'm just used to our Kangaroo Court. Looks like the Czech Rep. got one right.

# Mar 8, 2013 @ 8:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. ScrewTheMan writes:

Great news! Hopin for a new album soon!!!!

# Mar 8, 2013 @ 9:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Overlord writes:

Rik, it was clear from the beginning this was all just a hoax. It was blatantly obvious Randy was not involved in the kids death, but hey when it all comes down to it the Czech government gets $400k and more media coverage than they've had in years.

# Mar 8, 2013 @ 9:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Liver Rott writes:

wonder if this will be the end of "the wall of death"...
Branded are you back to writing for metallica?

# Mar 11, 2013 @ 10:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. fat joe miscavish writes:

No sh**t 12, u think i was referring to you?

# Mar 11, 2013 @ 10:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^"BTW post 1" kinda lent your hand Carlita.

# Mar 11, 2013 @ 11:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. brandedcfh420 writes:

liver: they couldnt pay me enough to write for them to begin with....

# Mar 11, 2013 @ 11:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. JoO writes:

Is good to see Randy was not convicted. For once justice prevails. Tragic loss of a fan. Very sad. I'm sure this will lead to great lyrics and songs for the band here in the near future.

# Mar 18, 2013 @ 10:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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