Praguepost.com report that LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe will stand trial on February 4th, 2013, on charges he caused the death of a fan at a Prague concert two years ago. The date was confirmed by the city’s Municipal Court today.
The court, which had three months to set a trial date, deemed there was enough evidence to proceed with the case, acting quickly after the Czech State Attorney officially filed manslaughter charges against the 41-year-old earlier this month.
“We have issued Randy Blythe with a court summons, and he is obliged to attend the hearing in person,” said court spokeswoman Martina Lhotáková. “The trial will determine the culpability of Blythe, and his potential punishment.”
Blythe was held in custody in the Czech Republic after being arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by Czech police at the Prague airport on Wednesday, June 27th. It is alleged that during a May 24th, 2010 Lamb Of God concert, Blythe pushed a 19-year-old fan, who had climbed onstage, back into the audience. The fan lapsed into a coma and died of a bleeding in the brain fourteen days later.
Stay tuned for updates.