Randy Blythe Trial, Day 4: Witness Testifies in Favor of Lamb of God Frontman
As reported, it was announced yesterday (Feb. 6) that Randy Blythe's manslaughter trial in the Czech Republic would be adjourned until March 4 to accommodate a witness who is currently ill. However, it was also revealed that there would be one more witness set to testify today (Feb. 7) before the one-month break. During a session that only lasted 45 minutes, the latest witness spoke in defense of the Lamb of God frontman.
According to the TV station WTVR in Richmond, Va., the witness, Lukas Havlena, who attended the 2010 concert in which Daniel Nosek allegedly suffered a fatal head injury, told the court that he contacted Blythe's defense team this week after reading about damaging testimony against the vocalist that took place on Day 2 of the trial Tuesday. Havlena refutes accounts by the prosecution's witnesses that Blythe was very aggressive during the concert. He said Blythe was not aggressive at all and, moreover, he was very clear to fans during the gig that they were not allowed onstage.
Also today, the judge explained that it was not only the sick witness that led to the delay of the trial. He revealed that there is also testimony expected by two criminal psychologists who were unable to attend the proceedings this week, as well as additional witness. It is expected that all of them will take the stand when the trial resumes on March 4.
Blythe is expected to return to his hometown of Richmond, Va., this week before returning to the Czech Republic in March for the trial's resumption. Lamb of God are nominated in the Best Metal / Hard Rock Performance category at this Sunday's Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. It is not known whether the band will attend the ceremony.