Lamb of God Singer Randy Blythe Acquitted of Manslaughter

The ordeal is finally over for Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe.

A panel of judges in the Czech Republic ruled today (Tuesday, March 5) that concert promoters β€” not Blythe β€” were mainly responsible for the 2010 death of a teenage Lamb of God fan, adding that Blythe’s actions didn’t constitute a crime. The state attorney, who had sought a conviction for manslaughter and asked for the minimum sentence of five years, has appealed the decision.

Blythe didn’t face the press after the trial. However, before the trial, he had this to say:

“As I’ve stated previously, I do not wish to avoid my responsibility, and if I thought I were guilty I would plead guilty right now. I still believe I acted responsibly to protect myself, my band, our equipment and our audience. I did not strike anyone or run across the stage to push anyone.”

Blythe also posted the following comment via Instagram:

“I have been found not guilty & acquitted of all charges against me. I am a free man. This photo was taken by my friend @aceyslade- it says it all. Please remember the family of Daniel Nosek in your thoughts & prayers in this difficult time. I only wish for them peace. Thank you for your support- Randy”

Look for more updates as we get them.

 

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  • Drm

    Now you should also be free to play mayhem fest 2013,the US fans miss you

  • http://twitter.com/epidemicnation EpidemicNation Metal

    welcome home Randy. its time to hit the stage for the next tour

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1324697124 Justin Kirby

    Good. Now they can go after the damn promoters…the ones they should have gone after in the first place.

  • fheyr

    It’s about f**kin time, man

  • allihearismetal

    Wonderful news! =) glad things are back to normal!

  • MadMike R5D4

    Our national metal nightmare is over, Randy Blythe is finally free!!!!! Hopefully Lamb Of God will get back to touring and the security guard who actually pushed Daniel Novseck to his death will eventually end up behind bars!

  • LOG

    OH hell yeah. Looks like Randy’s walk through hell is finally over (I made a pun lol)

  • http://www.facebook.com/tokee420 Ben Bates

    FUCK YA! NOT GUILTY. DUH!