News•January 14, 2013 2:16 PM ET•5,691 views
Randy Blythe comments on upcoming trial
Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe has posted an update to fans ahead of his impending trial in the Czech Republic. It can be read below. In December last year, Blythe was officially summoned to stand trial in a Czech Republic court on charges of causing, "bodily harm of the fourth degree, resulting in the death of a fan:" an event that allegedly took place during a Lamb Of God concert on May 24, 2010. A trial date is set for February 4 this year. Court spokeswoman Martina Lhotáková, said that Blythe must attend court in person: "We have issued Randy Blythe with a court summons, and he is obliged to attend the hearing in person. The trial will determine the culpability of Blythe and his potential punishment." If he is found guilty at the forthcoming trial, Blythe could face 5-10 years in prison. Blythe posted the following message along with a picture of an old suitcase to his Instagram account yesterday: "The last 2 or 3 days I have been getting ready mentally to leave my home & return to Prague to do this whole trial thing in early February. It's not something I particularly WANT to do; but inside, my gut & heart tells me it is the RIGHT thing to do. I cannot turn my back [on] the right thing. As I've been thinking, I've [been] shooting [pictures] a lot around my hometown. I love this place. A couple of days ago I went to my mechanic to get my truck worked on- the garage is over near the CSX train yard here in Richmond. I dropped off my truck & went creeping under the over pass that runs above the tracks. As usual, there was a lot of sleeping gear, trash, old mattresses & stuff that homeless people keep there. In my younger days, I used to ride freight trains across our country. I have spent many nights under bridges just like this one in freight yards across the USA. I have always loved to travel, & have been across the USA three times without a dime in my pocket most of the time, learning the survival skills of the hobos & street people of our country. You can get by with almost nothing if you know what you are doing. This old suit case sitting up on this ledge really captured my attention. I wonder what it once held? Safe travels to whoever owns it…" In addition to the aforementioned suitcase, the Lamb of God frontman has posted a number of his photos on his Instagram account recently, including recent images of his Virginia hometown and his travels in New York City, as well as vintage pictures of him posing with the late Dimebag Darrell. Check them out here.
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