PRAGUE POST Reporter Discusses RANDY BLYTHE Verdict On 105.9 THE X (Audio)
"The X Morning Show" hosts Tim Benz and Bob McLaughlin of the 105.9 The X radio station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania were joined by Prague Post reporter Jonathan Crane this morning (Wednesday, March 6) to discuss the not-guilty verdict in the trial of LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe (pictured below) in the Czech Republic in connection with the death of a fan more than two years ago. You can now listen to the chat below.
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.
On Tuesday (March 5), a panel of judges ruled that Blythe's actions did not constitute crime and suggested that mistakes leading to the death — including lax crowd control at the concert as well as a stage barrier which was set up too close to the band — were made primarily by the concert organizers.
Said judge Tomáš Kubovec: "If steps stipulated in the [performers'] contract had been respected, the incident would never have taken place."
Had security been upheld, the judge said, there would have been no contact — no altercation — between Blythe and any of the audience members, according to Radio.cz.
The state prosecutors have announced their intention to appeal the verdict; they have eight days to put this in writing.
Blythe was unaware of a warrant out for his arrest when he was detained last June after arriving at the Prague airport for a show with LAMB OF GOD. He spent five weeks in custody before being released on bail in August.
The parents of the alleged victim were demanding compensation of 10 million Czech Koruna (approximately $530,000).
To comment on a
story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of
does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appears next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.
reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).