Lamb of God have set up a legal aid fund for imprisoned singer Randy Blythe, and are seeking fan donations. The singer, who was arrested in Prague last week, is currently facing charges of manslaughter following the death of a fan at a 2010 LOG show in Prague; and if successfully prosecuted could be jailed for up to ten years. The fan, identified only as Daniel N, reportedly died as a result of a brain haemorrhage fourteen days after allegedly being pushed off stage by Randy Blythe.
TV Nova, a local Czech TV station posted a video on YouTube that allegedly shows the incident in slow motion, which shows what looks like Blythe and a security guard pushing a fan offstage, back into the audience. In a statement released earlier in the week, band manager Larry Mazer stated that despite posting bail of four million Czech koruna or £126,000 (on Tuesday, because the process took longer than anticipated), it's possible Blythe could have to remain in jail for up to 20 days as investigators conduct their probe.
The band released the following statement:
"As many of you know, Randy [Blythe, vocals] is being held in Czech jail for a crime we believe he did not commit. We are still learning about the legal system there and the situation is fluid. We have retained local legal counsel, have support from the U.S. embassy and we are flying over additional lawyers to try and assure that Randy has the best representation possible. As many of you have pointed out, the simple fact is that the legal fees are adding up very quickly.
It continues: "One hundred percent of the money raised will go to the legal fees and any remaining balance will be given to a charity of Randy's choice upon his release."
A vigil is also to be held in the Richmond, Virginia area on Sunday, July 8 at Browns Island from 1pm to 3pm, and fans can donate to the legal aid fund by visiting the official Lamb Of God Facebook page.
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