Czech court frees Lamb of God singer in fan death case on bail
The frontman of US heavy metal band Lamb of God, detained on suspicion of causing the death of a fan, has being released from jail in the Czech Republic after posting bail, a court spokeswoman said.
Czech police detained Randy Blythe, 41 in Prague in June saying they suspected he had pushed a fan off the stage during the band’s gig in the country two years ago. The fan later died due to head injuries.
But on Friday, a court spokeswoman said Blythe had posted bail to the tune of $384 300 and had been released. Spokeswoman Martina Lhotakova said Blythe was not subject to any travel restrictions.
He is still being prosecuted for causing an injury leading to death. If found guilty, he would face a prison sentence.
Lamb of God will perform two dates at the upcoming annual heavy metal music US festival Knotfest on August 17 in Iowa and August 18 in Minneapolis, organisers said last week.
The festival organisers said in a statement they were “thrilled to announce that Randy Blythe...has been freed from the Czech Republic and is on a flight back to the United States”.