Remainder of Lamb of God Vocalist Randy Blythe’s Manslaughter Trial Delayed Until March
The current Czech manslaughter trial of Randy Blythe has been delayed until March 4 at the request of the Lamb of God singer and his defense team, according to WTVR. During Day 3 of the trial today (Feb. 6), Blythe asked for the delay to accommodate a sick witness who couldn't make it to court this week. Following one more day in court tomorrow to allow another witness to testify, Blythe is expected to return to the United States until the trial resumes.
Blythe stands accused of tossing a 19-year-old fan named Daniel Nosek from the stage during a 2010 Lamb of God show. The young man later died from head injuries he sustained at the concert. In earlier testimony, Blythe admitted to physically restraining another concertgoer, Milan Poranek, during the show but insisted that he never came into contact with Daniel Nosek.
During today's testimony, Poranek admitted he was unruly and drunk during the concert, and that Blythe was in the right to restrain him. He also refuted accounts from the prosecution's witnesses that Blythe had choked him. "I wanted to stagedive and Blythe pulled me to the ground and held me there as I was very drunk," Poranek testified. "He did it because of the way I acted and he was right."
Keep in mind that the trial is about the late Daniel Nosek, not Milan Poranek. However, the latter's testimony could be crucial to the outcome of the case, as it details Blythe's behavior at the show.
As we reported, Blythe took to his Instagram account yesterday to insist that several media reports about the trial were partially incorrect due to the complexities of translating the Czech language into English.
As mentioned above, while the trial has been delayed until March 4, there will be one more day of court tomorrow so an additional witness can testify. The trial had been scheduled to end this Friday, Feb. 8, but now Blythe will likely fly home to the United States, where he'll remain the next few weeks until heading back to the Czech Republic for the resumption of the trial.
Watch WTVR's Report on the Delay of the Trial