Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe was acquitted Tuesday on a manslaughter charge in connection with an incident that took place during the band’s 2010 concert at Club Abaton in Prague. Blythe was accused of roughing up a fan named Daniel Nosek after he leaped onto the stage during the show. Czech Republic authorities alleged that the incident caused injuries that led to Nosek's death 14 days later.
“I have been found not guilty & acquitted of all charges against me,” writes the singer on the band’s Facebook page. “I am a free man. Please remember the family of Daniel Nosek in your thoughts & prayers in this difficult time. I only wish for them peace. Thank you for your support.”
According to Rolling Stone, a panel of Czech judges ruled that concert promoters “were largely to blame” for Nosek’s death, citing the club’s “lax security," which allowed fans to jump onto the stage during the show. In addition, prosecutors couldn’t find any video evidence of Nosek being pushed by Blythe and witnesses’ recollections of the incident were “foggy.”
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