According to WTVR.com
, LAMB OF GOD
frontman Randy Blythe
will return to the U.S. this week after it was announced in a Czech Republic court his trial would be delayed.Blythe
's defense team asked for the delay because a key witness was sick, according to The Prague Post
reporter Jonathan Crane
who is helping cover the trial for WTVR.com
. The defense team wanted that witness to testify in person.
Another witness is scheduled to testify Thursday, after which the trial will be postponed until March 4, Crane
The singer will be allowed to return to the U.S. until his trial resumes. He indicated in court that he would definitely return to Prague next month.Blythe
is facing the possibility of conviction and a long-term jail sentence after a May 2010 incident in which a fan, Daniel Nosek
, who attended a LAMB OF GOD
performance in Prague, died almost a month later, allegedly from injuries sustained when he was thrown off the stage.
The parents of the alleged victim, Daniel Nosek
, are demanding compensation of 10 million Czech Koruna (approximately $530,000).
According to the The Prague Post
, the court heard on Wednesday how LAMB OF GOD
had sent a list of security demands to the concert venue, notably that barriers should be placed 1.5 meters from the stage. Presiding Judge Tomáš Kubovec
noted that this wasn't the case. But promoter Tomáš Fiala
told the court the band hadn't expressed any concerns to him, either before or after the gig.
Also today, Michal Pogoši
, an expert medical witness, said Nosek
's cause of death was pneumonia resulting from a blow to the brainstem, a part of the brain that sits on top of the spinal cord. He added the mortality rate from this kind of injury is around 40 percent, and that doctors couldn't have done more to save the patient.Blythe
was imprisoned for five weeks in the Czech Republic after being detained on June 27, 2012 when the Grammy
-nominated, Richmond, Virginia-based band arrived there for a show.
The singer was freed without charge in August but had to post $400,000 bail, then left the country, vowing to return for the trial.