Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe to stay in jail for up to ten days after posting bail – footage of incident available
frontman Randy Blythe will have to remain in jail for up to ten days after he posted bail of four million korun (£126,000). A spokesman for Prague 8 Court told the BBC that he had posted bail but the system is not as fast as of that in the UK or US. The decision to release Randy is still subject to appeal and so it will take some time for the state prosecutor’s office to give approval. Although he will be released, it is likely that courts will not allow him to return to the US and will force him to stay in the Czech Republic until the case is closed.
The arrest links back to an incident on the 24th May 2010. A 19-year old fan named Daniel had injured his head after being allegedly pushed from the stage by Randy Blythe and hitting the concrete floor. Daniel then died two weeks later due to his head injury.
Recent footage from the concert shows Daniel on the stage on three occasions. In the first piece of footage he is not touched by any member of the band or security before he stage dives. The second piece of footage shows him being pushed from the stage by a member of security and Randy is involved on this occasion. Randy has one hand on the Daniel’s head/hair but the security guard uses both hands to push him off stage with force. The third video shows Daniel attempting to climb on stage but a security guard grabs him and throws him head first to the concrete floor. The video evidence would support that the security guards are more likely to be the reason for the injuries suffered by Daniel which resulted in him losing his life two weeks later.
Lamb Of God will be releasing a statement this week. A statement was originally meant to be issued yesterday but with the news that he had posted bail and with his expected release, the statement was postponed.