According to the Czech news portal iDNES.cz
, the police have completed their investigation of LAMB OF GOD
frontman Randy Blythe
related to the death of a fan in Prague two years ago and have sent the case file to the prosecutor with a recommendation that Blythe
be indicted and ordered to return to the Czech Republic to stand trial. The prosecutor will spend the next couple of weeks studying the case before making a determination on the singer's potential criminal liability. A spokesperson for the the Municipal Public Prosecutor's Office in Prague, Štepánka Zenklová
, has said that a decision as to whether to file criminal charges will likely be made before the end of November. Blythe
is facing the possibility of conviction and a long-term jail sentence after a 2010 incident in which a fan attending a LAMB OF GOD
show died almost a month later, allegedly from injuries sustained when he was thrown off the stage. Blythe
's predicament has galvanized the heavy rock community, with artists across the hard rock genre pledging their support.
Shortly after being released from the Pankrác prison in Prague in early August, Blythe
sat down with Mark Holmberg
— the CBS
television affiliate based in Richmond, Virginia — to discuss his 37-day stay at the notorious Czech Republic penitentiary (see video below).
Asked about his vow to go back to Prague if there is a trial, Randy
said, "I feel ethically responsible to go back there and face this charge. [The victim's] family right now is in a lot of pain, and they deserve some answers. To lose a child is the worst possible thing a human can go through, I think .. I want my name cleared. I have to go around the world and tour, you know. That's what I do. I'm not going to hide here. I'm an innocent man. I'm going to go to court and see what happens."