By Gregory AdamsEarlier this month, Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe was formally indicted on manslaughter charges stemming from a concert incident in Prague back in 2010, and the metal vocalist has now received his court date.
According to the Prague Post [via Blabbermouth], Blythe will stand trial on February 4. The Czech courts had three months to announce the date after indicting Blythe on December 3.
"We have issued Randy Blythe with a court summons, and he is obliged to attend the hearing in person," court spokeswoman Martina Lhotáková said in a statement. "The trial will determine the culpability of Blythe, and his potential punishment."
If convicted, Blythe could face some long-term jail time. He had spent five weeks in prison this summer before returning to the U.S. The singer is accused of causing bodily harm to a fan who was allegedly shoved off stage by the singer during a show. The 19-year-old concertgoer died a few weeks later as a result of the injuries incurred at the concert.
"I feel ethically responsible to go back there and face this charge," he had previously told Richmond, VA's WTVR. "[The victim's] family right now is in a lot of pain, and they deserve some answers. To lose a child is the worst possible thing a human can go through, I think .. I want my name cleared. I have to go around the world and tour, you know. That's what I do. I'm not going to hide here. I'm an innocent man. I'm going to go to court and see what happens."