The lead singer of Richmond-based heavy metal band Lamb of God will remain in a Czech jail after a court ruling Monday, according to media reports.
Randy Blythe posted $200,000 bond but has yet to be released from a Prague jail, as prosecutors have filed paperwork asking for him to remain behind bars. They argue Blythe may flee the country, according to details of the court hearing reported by the website Novinky.cz.
Blythe is accused of pushing a crazed fan off the stage during a 2010 Prague concert. The 19-year-old's injuries ultimately lead to his death, according to Czech authorities.
Hundreds of fans who showed up to a rally Sunday in support of Blythe and many are petitioning for his release. Many of Blythe's supporters say the fan jumped on the stage three times during the concert. Grainy YouTube video shows what could be the moment in question, where Blythe is accused of "throwing" the man from the stage. The man is seen propelled off the stage with Blythe's arm following him along. A security guard is also seen in the mix during the incident. However, it is difficult to make out exactly what happened, or how much force was used, if at all. The video also shows the man, believed to be the same fan, getting ejected from the stage in two other instances during the show.
Police in Prague confronted the band June 27 before Lamb of God was scheduled to perform a show. Blythe was arrested and charged with bodily harm resulting in death, much to the band's surprise. They claim they hadn't heard anything about the incident in the two years since it occurred.
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