RANDY BLYTHE Manslaughter Trial: LAMB OF GOD Fan Refutes Witness Accounts
February 8, 2013
According to WTVR.com, a concertgoer defended LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe‘s actions during a performance in Prague, telling a Czech court earlier today that he did not think Blythe was aggressive that night, and that fans should realize any aggressive behavior displayed on stage is just part of the show.
Blythe is facing the possibility of conviction and a long-term jail sentence after a May 2010 incident in which a fan, Daniel Nosek, who attended a LAMB OF GOD concert in Prague, died almost a month later, allegedly from injuries sustained when he was thrown off the stage.
Lukas Havlena told the court during Thursday’s testimony that he contacted Blythe‘s defense team after reading accounts of what other witnesses were saying during the trial.
Contrary to the way other witnesses described the atmosphere at the concert, Havlena said that each time somebody got on the stage, Blythe made it clear they weren’t allowed there.
Blythe‘s defense team asked for the trial to be postponed until March 4 because one witness fell ill and two criminal psychologists who were expected to testify were unable to attend this week. Also expected to testify when the trial resumes are Havlena‘s friend and some more security personnel.
The singer will be allowed to return to the U.S. until his trial resumes. He indicated in court that he would definitely return to Prague next month.
The parents of the alleged victim, Daniel Nosek, are demanding compensation of 10 million Czech Koruna (approximately $530,000).
Blythe was imprisoned for five weeks in the Czech Republic after being detained on June 27, 2012 when the Grammy-nominated, Richmond, Virginia-based band arrived there for a show.
The singer was freed without charge in August but had to post $400,000 bail, then left the country, vowing to return for the trial.
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The song “Mankind Machine” can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.