Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe indicted, faces trial

Posted at 2:58 PM, Dec 03, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-03 16:39:56-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The lead singer of the Richmond-based heavy metal band Lamb of God Randy Blythe has been indicted on charges related to the death of a fan in the Czech Republic, according to a report on the Czech-news website

Larry Mazer, who heads Lamb of God‘s management team confirmed this report. Mazer said the next step is a trial.

The report indicated the Czech court has three months to set a trial date for Blythe or determine the case needs further investigation.

In June, Blythe was arrested when Lamb of God landed in at the Prague airport. He spent the next 37 days in a Czech prison. He was released in August under the condition that he return to the Czech Republic should he be charged with the crime.

“I feel ethically responsible to go back there and face this charge,” Blythe said in an August interview with CBS 6 reporter Mark Holmberg.

Blythe is charged with man slaughter in connection to the death of a fan who fell from the stage during a 2010 Lamb of God concert. He is accused of throwing that fan off the stage.

Blythe said he carefully searched his memory and his heart for any hint that he was responsible for the fan’s injuries. He said he would tell the judge if he found anything because he could not live with himself otherwise.

Blythe faces up to 10 years in prison if he is convicted of the crime.

Lamb of God is currently on tour with a concert scheduled Monday night in Grand Rapids, Michigan.