Former Guns N' Roses guitarist shares his thoughts on Randy Blythe's manslaughter case.
Posted on Feb 19, 2013 12:58 pm
During his current tour in support of the latest album "Apocalyptic Love", legendary axeman Slash has paid a visit to Czech Republic for a concert in Prague last Monday.
In an interview with the local Be In TV, the guitarist was asked to comment on Randy Blythe's manslaughter case. Slash went on to defend the Lamb Of God frontman, saying that Blythe is not guilty "in any way, shape or form".
"I know as much as I've been told from everybody I know in that camp. It's a strange, unique situation. I think that when he first came over here and put up his bail and they never let him out and they kept paying and they kept paying and paying and paying, and they never let him out. I said, 'What the f--k is going on there?' I mean, that's a whole different type of law, to me, where it's just different. And so finally they let him out, and now it's actually going to trial. And I really don't think he, in any way, shape or form, is guilty", the guitarist said.
"So they're gonna let this thing run its course, I suppose. And because the judicial system here is so different, that he was able to stay in jail here so long, who knows what the verdict is gonna end up being?! It's hard to say. And I guess witnesses didn't show up and they had to postpone it. It's a very long and, unfortunately, it's a very expensive process. It's like, f--k, really?!".
Blythe has recently returned to the US after a trial delay caused by one of the witnesses not appearing in the court. The singer has also posted several pictures of the prison cell in which he had lived for over a month, adding that 'his heart will remain in Prague until he sees this thing through'. If found guilty, he could face up to 10 years in prison.
So what are your opinions here, are you with Slash on this one? And what final outcome do you think the trial will have? Let us know in the comments section below.