Could this trial end up extending into March?
That’s the word from one of our readers on the inside. And by “on the inside,” I mean in Prague, where Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe stands trial on manslaughter charges.
By now, you should know the whole backstory.
We were contacted by someone in the Czech Republic who reads the site.
“My friend who is attending the hearing personally today just texted me that a witness is ill and the judge decided that they need to hear her testimony, so the case will continue also in March,” the reader explains.
I truly hope this is not true. Perhaps Prague will end up holding him again in a prison cell. I mean, who knows at this point what will happen.
Another reader, named Jan, has been keeping us abreast of what’s being reported by the Prague press.
“Czech outlets are saying that today, [the] guy who climbed the stage twice and on whom Randy kneeled and held him down testified,” says Jan.
“He said that he was drunk, [and that the] reaction of Randy was probably appropriate given his behavior and the circumstances. [He] empathically denied that he was choked by Randy, contrary to some reports.”
Here’s is some further insight from the first reader who reached out to us. I am not sure how accurate this is, but it’s something to consider.
We will keep you updated as more news breaks on Randy’s trial.
“As regards [to] what the judges may or may not see that Blythe wanted to do, I think that there is grave misunderstanding as regards the nature of the charges. The case stands on that Blythe threw [Daniel] Nosek from the stage and that Blythe was aware that the fall might end up in injury. (And of course the fact whether the injury did occur as the consequence of the shoving off and whether the death occurred as consequence of the injury). It is called ‘indirect intent,’ i.e. he didn’t do it with aim to harm him, but was aware that harm might be the outcome (please open google books and read a relevant part of any criminal law textbook).
“As regards [to your statement] ‘do anything that would cause him grave harm’ — nobody is alleging that, if it was indirect intent to cause grave harm resulting in death, the charges would be under different section of the Czech criminal code with the penalty range of 8-16 years (please be aware that the court is not bound by the State Attorney’s legal classification and may still find Blythe guilty of lesser or higher charges, although the process so far does not seem to lead in that direction).”
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