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Randy Blythe acquitted of manslaughter charges

Randy Blythe acquitted of manslaughter charges

"I am a free man." says Lamb of God frontman

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Last Edited by: Chris MUG5 Maguire March 6th, 2013.

The Lamb of God singer has been acquitted of manslaughter following his trial in Prague, Czech Republic. The charges were brought against him after an incident in 2010 when Daniel Nosek, a 19 year old fan, was allegedly pushed off the stage by Blythe. Nosek later died in hospital from his injuries.

The trial has been the subject of much controversy ever since Randy's arrest in August 2012, mainly due to the lack of hard evidence to show that Randy was responsible for Nosek's death, as well as fan shot video footage showing that although Randy did push Nosek, he was also aggressively manhandled by venue security staff, raising questions as to who actually caused his injuries.

It appears that the court have agreed with what fans and peers alike have been saying all along, and have found Randy Blythe not guilty of all charges. Earlier today Blythe himself posted the image below to Instagram, along with the comment
"I have been found not guilty & acquitted of all charges against me, “I am a free man. This photo was taken by my friend @aceyslade- it says it all. Please remember the family of Daniel Nosek in your thoughts & prayers in this difficult time. I only wish for them peace. Thank you for your support- Randy

He also made the following statement in court:
"I would like to thank the family of Daniel Nosek for not attacking me in the press and for their kind words to me in this court. I am very sorry for their loss. Daniel was a fan of my band. I had no wish to harm him. He was just a boy and I wish he was still here. If, ultimately the Czech legal system sentences me to prison, I will do my sentence like a man. If I am to remain free, I will do my best to insure that conditions at this concert will not occur again with my band and other bands so that the fans will remain safe. I have searched for an answer to this situation. The only one I can find is that it was a tragic, horrible accident."
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Lamb of God are yet to release any information as to when the band will continue touring or recording.

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