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Lamb of God's Randy Blythe acquitted in fan's death

March 05, 2013|By Reed Johnson
  • Randy Blythe, frontman of the heavy metal band Lamb of God, listens to the final judgment in court in Prague, Czech Republic.
Randy Blythe, frontman of the heavy metal band Lamb of God, listens to the… (Filip Singer / EPA )

Randy Blythe, frontman for the Virginia heavy metal band Lamb of God, has been acquitted of manslaughter in the death of a 19-hear-old fan at a 2010 Prague concert.

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A Prague municipal court acquitted Blythe, who was charged in December  with causing bodily harm to another person with lethal consequences. Blythe was accused of pushing the young man from the stage during the concert; the fan later died of head injuries.

Blythe, 42, had pleaded not guilty to the charge, which could have resulted in a five-year prison sentence if he'd been convicted. "I had no wish to harm him," Blythe said. "He was just a boy. I wish he was still here."

Prosecutors plan to appeal the verdict.

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