An attorney for LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe, who was arrested in the Czech Republic in connection with the death of a fan two years ago, tells Blesk.cz that the singer is very sorry and he wants to meet the fan’s family upon his release, which is expected early next week.
Blythe 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 band — and that person died almost a month later of bleeding in the brain.
Blythe, still remains in jailed at Pankrác Prison in Prague even after his manager posted 4 million Czech Koruna bail (approximately $200,000), 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. The decision to release the singer is still subject to appeal and so it will take some time for the state prosecutor’s office to give approval, though bail has been posted.
According to LAMB OF GOD manager Larry Mazer , neither he nor the band heard about the case until they arrived in Prague last week for a June 28 performance in the city.
“We are stunned. We flew in from Norway and were looking forward to putting on a great show. We would never have come out here if we knew this was going to happen.”
Mazer continued that he couldn’t understand why he hadn’t been contacted earlier with information related to the case.
“I would raise blood and hell trying to find the person who killed my son. The whole thing is a crock of shit.”