RANDY BLYTHE TRIAL: ‘Memory of events quite sketchy’
PRAGUE, Czech Republic (WTVR) – Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe questioned several Lamb of God fans who testified during day two of his manslaughter trial. Blythe, 41, is accused of pushing a fan off the stage during a concert in Prague in 2010.
The fan, 19-year-old Daniel Nosek, later died of head injuries.
Eight people who attended that concert delivered testimony in court Tuesday, according to Prague Post reporter Jonathan Crane who is helping cover the trial for WTVR.com.
Some of the people who testified Tuesday were friends of Nosek. Others were friends of Milan Poradek, a concert goer who Blythe admitted to pushing off the stage during the same show.
While all of Nosek’s friends said Blythe pushed Nosek off the stage, their versions of the events of that night included some slight contradictions.
One of Nosek’s friends said Blythe was off of the stage when Nosek climbed up and that the singer ran from backstage to push the fan off. Other witnesses did not mention that.
Many of the witnesses struggled to recall the events of that concert nearly three years ago, Crane said.
During the testimony Blythe challenged one witness who claimed “several incidents” happened in the first half of the show, Crane said. Blythe argued video evidence shown in court refutes that claim.
The trial is set to last until the end of the week. If found guilty of his charge, Blythe could face up to 10 years in prison. Nosek’s family are also seeking 10 million Kč ($530,000) in damages.