Randy Blythe acquitted of manslaughter chargesBy Paige Montgomery | March 5th, 2013 | No Comments »
A panel of judges in the Czech court ruled on Tuesday that concert promoters were primarily responsible for the death of the 19-year-old Daniel Nosek, who died after being allegedly thrown from the stage by Blythe. The Czech court concluded that Blythe’s actions didn’t constitute a crime.
Prior to the trial Blythe made this statement:
“As I’ve stated previously, I do not wish to avoid my responsibility, and if I thought I were guilty I would plead guilty right now. I still believe I acted responsibly to protect myself, my band, our equipment and our audience. I did not strike anyone or run across the stage to push anyone.”
Following the court’s decision Blythe made the following post via his personal Instagram:
“I have been found not guilty & acquitted of all charges against me. I am a free man. This photo was taken by my friend @aceyslade- it says it all. Please remember the family of Daniel Nosek in your thoughts & prayers in this difficult time. I only wish for them peace. Thank you for your support- Randy”
According to multiple sources, prosecutors have appealed the decision.