Ozzy Osbourne and his wife/manager Sharon have offered their support to LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe as he fights a manslaughter charge in the Czech Republic.
In a post on her Twitter profile, Sharon ?wrote, “Please support former Ozzfest member Randy Blythe from LAMB OF GOD. ?Free Randy Blythe?.” Ozzy later re-tweeted the message on his own account.
Blythe remains behind bars in a Czech prison after the Prague State Attorney’s Office filed a complaint against the singer’s release on bail.
On Monday (July 9), the attorney’s office spokeswoman Štepánka Zenklová confirmed that the complaint was delivered to the Prague 8 district court this past Friday (July 6).
Zenklová told the Prague Daily Monitor that she could not specify the justification of the complaint. The Prague City Court will deal with it now.
The complaint was filed with a Prague district court that was in charge of the case. It is to pass the decision-making on the bail to the City Court.
The City Court can either meet the complaint and annul the bail or it can approve the release on bail, and then the Prague attorney would comment on it again, district court judge Petr Fassati said.
Blythe, 41, is accused of causing the fatal injury that occurred at LAMB OF GOD’s May 24, 2010 show in Prague. The singer allegedly either pushed or struck a 19-year-old fan named Daniel N. — a guitarist in a local metal group — and that person died almost a month later of bleeding in the brain.
Randy has been charged with causing “bodily harm of the fourth degree, resulting in the death of a fan” and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.