Heavy Metal And Hard Rock Musicians React To RANDY BLYTHE Verdict

A number of hard rock and heavy metal musicians have taken to Twitter in response to the news that LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe was found not guilty of manslaughter earlier today (Tuesday, March 5) by a panel of Czech judges in the concert death of one of the metal band's fans.

Blythe was 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.

Tuesday's ruling by Prague's Municipal Court was confirmed by the court spokeswoman, Marketa Puci.

"We did not find criminal responsibility in the actions of the defendant," presiding judge Tomáš Kubovec said. "We found moral responsibility. There has been the death of a young man who had not been guilty of anything."

"The acquittal does not prevent the defendant, if he feels some moral responsibility, to enter negotiations with the family of the victim and act accordingly," the judge added.

The state prosecutors have announced their intention to appeal the verdict; they have eight days to put this in writing.

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