Lamb of God singer cleared of manslaughter

Prague’s Municipal Court acquitted American musician Randy Blythe on Tuesday, with the judge saying the performer had hurt no one intentionally. Mr Blythe, the singer for the hard rock band Lamb of God, was standing trial for manslaughter, after a Czech fan was fatally injured during the band’s Prague concert more than two years ago. The young man had climbed onto the stage, but fell after clashing with Blythe and suffered a head injury that later proved fatal. He died in hospital. In his testimony the singer said he had seen the young man get up and that surrounding fans had signalled he was ‘ok’. Had he been found guilty, Mr Blythe could have faced between 5 -10 years in prison. The prosecution may still appeal Tuesday’s decision.

Author: Jan Velinger