Published Jul 25, 2012Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe's legal woes surrounding manslaughter charges in Prague continue, with news that his bail has reportedly now been denied. Yesterday (July 24), the singer's legal team submitted court documents and $400,000 U.S. to have him released, but the prosecutor in the case has now issued a challenge.
The Gauntlet reports that the prosecutor's official reasoning for bail challenge will be delivered in court this Friday (July 27). From there, the judge has five days to make a ruling, and it will be another five days before the decision will be published in the court. The judge's ruling will be final, and if he rules in favour of Blythe and charges aren't officially made, the singer will be able to return to the U.S.
The challenge to Blythe's $400,000 bail posting, which was increased from its original sum of $200,000 last week, is just the latest setback for the metal frontman. He has been held in prison since June 27 over allegations that he shoved a 19-year-old fan off a stage at a show at Prague's Abaton club in 2010. The incident allegedly caused a brain hemorrhage that left the fan in a coma, and he died 14 days after the incident.
Blythe had previously made a statement about the charges, saying he doesn't remember the altercation in question.
"[I don't remember], because I have a lot of concerts. Just remember that the club [had] a small stage, which barely fit [the band]," he said. "Also, apparently there was a security guard because many people climbed onto the stage. I think that one small boy in particular, but I could be confused with other clubs. Since the concert I have [gotten] glasses, but then I saw very little more than outlines details. In any case, I did not attack anyone. The only way that could have happened was if I came into contact with the audience, was defending myself from someone unpredictable."