Randy Blythe Trial Continues, Verdict Expected Today

Frontman returns to Prague for a final part of his manslaughter trial.

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About a month after his manslaughter trial in Czech Republic has been postponed, Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe has yesterday officially returned to Prague to face the court in the final part of his case.

After a psychological analysis from a court expert Tereza Soukupova, Blythe was described as possibly being antisocial, with the psychologist stating the singer "may have some antisocial personality traits." However, a criminal psychiatrist has later stated that Blythe "didn't meet several of the conditions for antisocial personality disorder," adding that even with the stressful prison life, the vocalist showed no aggressive behavior.

A 19-year-old female fan has also given her testimony, stating she has witnessed Blythe pushing Daniel Nosek off stage from the front row at the 2010 concert in Prague. She also added that crowd has parted once Nosek started falling, causing him to directly hit the floor. The trial also saw the testimonies of two security guards, one of which didn't see Blythe pushing anyone. The other guard did however notice Nosek being carried to an ambulance by two individuals.

Today will mark one more witness testimony for Blythe's defense, as well as closing statements from both sides. After the singer has addressed the court, the final verdict can be expected. If found guilty, Blythe can face up to 10 years in prison. According to Blesk.cz, the deceased fan's family is asking for a compensation of 10,000,000 Czech Koruna (about $530,000).

So what are your opinions on the current trial situation? And do you think Randy Blythe has a chance to walk out as a free man? Let us know in the comments section below.

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    thes50
    He's been found not guilty. http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/randy-...
    MattHessing
    Hopefully now this will all be *ahem* laid to rest
    Logan_B
    The best part is in his statement before the verdict, he says Resolution as well.
    xplosive59
    Very punny, now get back to working in the salt mines! I'm not paying you to slack off, in fact I'm not paying you at all! Mwuhahaha *cough* ... Nothing to see here folks, move along.
    archangels
    Great news. I'm not the biggest LoG fan, but gosh damn was I hoping he'd make it out of this whole fiasco. Congrats, Randy.
    Lovezoid
    Yeah my sentiments exactly, there would have been mad ramifications for all rock/metal live shows if he'd gone down. Nobody would wanna go within 20 feet of the audience. Great news.
    henrihell
    Read the news on metal-hammer and came to UG just to see if they're as late as always... Verdict: nothing has changed. We will read this as news tomorrow... maybe
    Skodward714
    Man, I've never felt so happy for someone I've never met before. This whole situation was pretty ridiculous, so I'm glad Randy was able to make it through. He's been such a trooper, and I've gained a huge amount of respect for the man because of the way he's handled what he's been through.
    Gurnavemerno
    Just clicked on the link. It appears from the picture that the stress of the trial has caused Randy to turn into a beardless Abraham Lincoln.
    introvert10
    Either way, he's got to be the ballsiest mother f*cker on the planet. No way I'd go back over there.
    Nwright14
    Thanks God for that criminal psychiatrist elaborating that Randy doesn't actually have Antisocial Personality Disorder. If they concluded that he did, the results of the trial may have been substantially different.
    stiklyman
    That's great news. Now give him back his 400,000+ dollars for all this bullshit.
    UncleBluck
    Not a fan but I have to hand it to the guy...he has a lot of brass....I never would have gone back there.....
    Braykah
    YES, so glad that he got acquitted. An innocent man deserves nothing else.
    Vash_15
    He was acquitted before this article even ran. UG news in charge of timely delivery.
    Reanitheory1
    UG prepare the articles hours before they get put up on the site, the news of Randy getting aquitted happened almost literally now.
    ibanez124
    Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe has yesterday officially returned to Prague to face the court in the final part of his case. Maybe with all the advertsing on this site they can pay an editor
    Vypor
    Anyone remember "Whoever appeals to the law against his fellow man is either a fool or a coward - whoever cannot take care of himself without that law is both. For a wounded man shall say to assialant 'If I live, I will kill you. If I die, you are forgiven' such is the rule of honor.."
    rabidgoon
    Acquitted - so now will some of you immature fools who were badmouthing the Czech Republic apologize for your xenophobic comments???
    jetwash69
    He never should have been charged in the first place.
    rabidgoon
    He was involved in an incident that resulted in someone's death. There were witnesses who claimed they saw him push the person, which resulted in death. Yes, he should have been charged. Just because dim metalhead fanboys disagree, doesn't mean it's wrong. He's lucky he was acquitted. Maybe now he'll learn not to be an aggressive prick on stage.
    millarso
    Yes, maybe now he will sit in an easy chair when he's up on stage and sing like a crooner.
    rocker222
    You should take your ignorance about randy being a prick on stage and tell that to dimebag.
    rabidgoon
    Thousands of people jump on stage at metal shows every year and then one time in the past 25 years one guy had a gun and killed one person. Hardly a precedent, idiot.
    guitarist5477
    I'm soo happy he wasn't found guilty, the people who tried to persecute him for something that wasn't his fault, should all be ashamed of themselves, aside from that, the way he carried himself was admirable
    rabidgoon
    So you're saying the family of a person who died should be 'ashamed of themselves' for trying to seek justice as they saw it? Maybe you should be ashamed of yourself for attacking a grieving family.
    killerkev321
    A guy who goes to a metal show, gets totally drunk, rushes the stage 3 times, and then dies from his injuries. And the family thinks their entitled to half a million dollars?
    Deathlock257
    Agreed. If you're going to be a ****ing retard and jump on stage and get up in the singers face then you should face the consequences. You're not supposed to get on the stage, there are rules for a reason >_> As un-metal as that sounds. The stage is for the performers.
    rabidgoon
    You should be really proud of yourself for speaking ill of a guy who died and for attacking his grieving family who are just trying to cope with their loss. You're a terrible human being.
    Blazingguns00
    coming from somebody called rabidgoon? nuff said... he was only under suspicion cause he looks like a ****ing maniac 90% of the time, but yeah course you agree that a family who wants money (unsure how that makes you feel better about a deasd son)
    Blazingguns00
    coming from somebody called rabidgoon? nuff said... he was only under suspicion cause he looks like a ****ing maniac 90% of the time, but yeah course you agree that a family who wants money (unsure how that makes you feel better about a dead son) over a court case that's hardly been rushed, and has been in contradiction of several international agreements. Nice logic there
    cfhdomination
    So glad he was acquitted of all charges. He showed lots of class during this whole fiasco and he deserves to be a free man. Many kudos to Mr. Blythe for handling it the way he did.
    i_am_metalhead
    Don't be so happy everyone. The "double jeopardy" law doesn't exist in Prague. The prosecution is already working to appeal the verdict.
    rocker222
    He is a free inocent man! Lol thats great news!!! I have been following this story from the start.
    scrymusic
    What a great guy... Stuck it out and didnt penalize the whole country or its fans for something he was innocent to begin with.
    Meta1H3ad
    This is awesome news to wake up to! The guy handled it like a man! I can't wait for a dark and heavy LoG album! Congrats Randy!!!
    Kilgannon2113
    This is great news, glad to hear all charges have been lifted. Maybe now he can finally get his life back in order and write some crazy songs about his experiences during all of this.
    Guitarguy495
    Thank God, it's about time all of this was settled. He was Innocent from the start. It was the fans choice to go on stage, the security guard also pushed him and the crowd didn't even want to catch him when he fell and Randy gets put on trial? I'm just glad it's all over. Can't wait to hear some new lyrics and songs
    Mike7x
    Very glad to hear the news. Look forward to an aggressive, yet happy go lucky tune called "Acquitted" on their next album
    Mamblingradman
    Randy Blythe, singer of one of the greatest bands in metal, and apparently one hell of a lawyer. He was found innocent and was represented by HIMSELF!
    Phiddler
    I can't wait till I'm famous so I can kill people. Thats a little harsh, but it is frustrating that someone's dead and no one is being held accountable whether it be Randy or the security guards or club owners or whoever. 10 years would have been way to long a sentence for this but a little justice would be nice every once and while Anyway, congrats to Randy he handled this with a wicked amount of class and dignity
    killerkev321
    We're talking about a guy who charged the stage 3 times which is what caused his injuries.
    Stratcat70
    How about being accountable for ones own actions?? Gotta blame someone, right!?!...geez...
    Phiddler
    Pretty sure it was his contact with the ground that caused the injuries. "Charging the stage 3 times" wasn't the cause of death. No one gets of clean in this one. No ones right or wrong. I just feel bad for the dudes family. Thousands of people are celebrating an acquittal and theyre left with nothing. Granted, they did ask for a shitton of money. See? no ones right
    bandsunnyside
    it sucks that in all this no matter how it happened no ones like, "**** some kid died at a concert."
    vIsIbleNoIsE
    well, it happened a while ago. there was a lot of that already, especially from Randy Blythe himself.
    anvil is god
    Well, another court is wrong. Famous people should get the same treatment as others.
    Thrice Capades
    I completely agree that celebrities shouldn't get fair treatment. But I don't think the court was wrong. I think a fan died and it's a tragedy, but it was nothing that doesn't happen at rock shows every single day.
    Dimarzio45
    Celebrities SHOULDN'T get fair treatment? Should we lock them up in a dungeon and torture them? Last I noticed, it seems to be the opposite of innocent until proven guilty. It's unfair right from the start.
    saint_berzerker
    No, actually, it should be "Regular people should get the same treatment as famous people". If you've ever witnessed or been in a criminal trial, it's a joke. Nothing like OJ or any other "famous" person gets. You're already guilty, period. If you don't have 5 people saying they physically saw you NOT doing it, then you are completely screwed.
    RndyW0
    Excellent news! Just read it on Yahoo and then saw it here (in the comments) that Randy is innocent.
    tonyplow
    I think some barbed wire in front would improve the look and safety of shows. Not too much but just enough to stop someone climbing up. It was a security blunder, they are their to make sure crowd surfers don't fall and break their necks. They should've helped this kid not break his neck. Poor kid but its time to start taking these issues seriously. Dimebag was the wake-up call and this is the second one. Let's not have a third