Court Date Set for Randy Blythe's Trial in Czech Republic
Published Dec 14, 2012Earlier 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.
Blythe had previously promised to return to Prague to stand trial and clear his name.
"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."