Randy Blythe, the frontman for the heavy metal band Lamb of God, has finally been released on bail after spending over a month in a Prague jail, having been accused of causing a fan’s death in 2010.
According to The Associated Press, a court official confirmed that he was released on $400,000 bail on Thursday.
Blythe’s Czech lawyer added that Blythe began his trip back home on Friday.
Blythe was arrested by Czech police back on June 27, just as the band arrived to play another gig in Prague.
Police claim that he was responsible for the eventual death of a fan in 2010, saying that the fan sustained injuries after Blythe pushed him off the stage. The fan died 14 days after the concert because of his injuries.
In an interview with a Czech magazine last month, that he didn’t know of any incident that took place at the concert in question. “I remember very few details about the show, mainly because I have played a lot of concerts [before and after the gig in question],” he said.
“In any case, I did not attack anyone,” Blythe told the Belsk tabloid. “The only way I could have come into contact with anyone from the audience was if I was protecting myself from [people bumping into me when climbing on the stage].”
Blythe had originally been held on $200,000 bail, but that was doubled to $400,000 after a court appearance on July 17.
Blythe was released on bail after Prague’s municipal court agreed with a decision by a lower court to reject the prosecutor’s request that Blythe not be released in a hearing Thursday.
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