Randy Blythe To Defend Himself In Court

artist: Randy Blythe date: 12/04/2012 category: music news
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Randy Blythe To Defend Himself In Court
Following Randy Blythe's Czech arrest for manslaughter, the venue owner has allegedly admitted that the security and barricade at the venue where a fan died was not up to standard. Now Classic Rock reports that Blythe, who fronts Lamb Of God, will defend himself in court, though the specific details of his defence are not elaborated. Blythe has been blamed by prosecutors for the death of a fan who had been jumping on the stage, and allege that he threw him off the stage which caused a fatal a head injury. "After a three month investigation, the prosecutor has decided to move forward with an indictment of Randy," said Lamb Of God manager Larry Mazer. "While it is a tragedy that a fan died following a performance by the group, in no way do I feel that Randy did anything improper that led to the young man's injuries and subsequent death." Mazer said that the price of a ticket does not entitle the audience to jump on the stage, and that Randy dealt with the flurry of stage divers professionally. "We have testimony from the venue operator that acknowledges lax security and an improper barricade being used that evening," Mazer added. "All that the band, myself, and our lawyers can do is to present a defence, and try to convince the judges who will hear the case that Randy is innocent of all charges." The band have been auctioning off their equipment to help cover Blythe's legal fees. Next, they will return to Prague to face the legal system.
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