Heavy Metal Band Frontman Found Not Guilty Of Manslaughter After The Fan He Pushed Off The Stage Died.
Heavy metal concerts can often get wild and aggressive – but this time, when a fan got on the stage, lead singer Randy Blythe pushed him off. An injury to the victim’s head ultimately lead to his death.
Blythe is the frontman for the heavy metal band Lamb of God. Three years ago he was performing in Prague, when a 19-year-old fan Daniel Nosek got on the stage. Bluythe , causing him to hit his head when he fell to the floor. After being hospitalized, he died several weeks later from the injury.
A judge in a Czech court ruled that Blythe’s actions did not constitute a crime. Prosecutors immediately appealed against the acquittal to the Czech High Court.
Blythe testified that he did not learn of Nosek’s death or the prosecution over the incident until police arrested him at Prague airport when the band returned for another gig in June last year.
According to Reuteres, “Blythe was released on bail and travelled back to the United States, but returned for his trial. He would have faced up to 10 years in prison if convicted.”