During THE ACACIA STRAIN's July 10 concert at Kingdom in Richmond, Virginia, the band's lead vocalist, Vincent Bennett, led the audience in a chant of support for LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe, who is facing manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic."One of my biggest fears in the entire world is being locked up in some weird fucking country for no goddamn reason at all," Vincent said from the stage (see video below). "And that's what's happening right now to Richmond's own Randy Blythe. I don't know if there is anything we can do, but I'll bet you $500 that the Czech Republic government has a Twitter or a Facebook, so you should probably write them and tell them to stop being so stupid and let this man go." He added, "I've been to the Czech Republic, and it's very nice, but I would never wanna be jailed in it." According to WTVR-TV — the CBS television affiliate based in Richmond, Virginia — official sources have confirmed that Blythe's next Czech court appearance in connection with the death of a fan at one of LAMB OF GOD's concerts is scheduled for Thursday, July 19. Blythe, 41, is accused of causing the fatal injury that occurred at LAMB OF GOD's May 24, 2010 show in Prague. The singer allegedly either pushed or struck a 19-year-old fan named Daniel N. — a guitarist in a local metal group — and that person died almost a month later of bleeding in the brain. Randy has been charged with causing "bodily harm of the fourth degree, resulting in the death of a fan" and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. Blythe, who has already posted bail of 4 million Czech Koruna (approximately $200,000), will have been imprisoned for three weeks by the time he gets his next day in court.
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