Randy Blythe has taken the time to address some misinformation that has been spreading across the internet about his manslaughter trial, which is currently underway in the Czech Republic. Yesterday reports surfaced on Blythe’s trial, reliant on Google to translate testimony from a Czech news report.
In response, the Lamb Of God frontman posted an image on his Instagram account with an accompanying open letter. In the letter, Blythe cautions of the difficulty in attempting to translate the Czech language and asks for people to be patient while waiting for the outcome of the trial. Blythe also addresses any Lamb Of God fans that might be exhibiting aggression towards the Czech Republic and its people, and reminds his followers that at the center of the case is a young man who lost his life and a family in mourning.
For those catching up on Blythe’s situation, the LOG singer was arrested at Prague airport on 27th June, 2012 over the accidental death of Daniel Nosek who died from injuries sustained during a Lamb Of God show in Prague on 24th May, 2010. Blythe was later indicted on the charge of manslaughter in December 2012. Blythe returned to the Czech Republic voluntarily and has pleaded not guilty to the charge. The trial continues.
Read: Randy Blythe – Open Letter – Addressing Misinformation of Trail
“I have read a few news reports of the progress of my case, and trust me- many things are incorrect. But this is the Internet, and of course things are half-baked anyway. Keep in mind that translation is difficult, and many things can be lost, for Czech is a VERY DIFFICULT language. So wait and see, as I am. It is all I can do, except be honest & fight for my freedom in my own way. I also have heard of some people (not on here) talking smack about the Czech Republic, saying “Fuck the Czech Republic”, etc. This not how it should be. This is a very sad case, not something to rage at people you do not know over. I am not angry with the Czechs at all. A fan of my band is dead- what do I have to be angry about? I am an INNOCENT man, but I am also a very sad man right now. To not be sad in this instance would be inhuman. But mad at the Czech people? Why would I be mad at them? Here, look at this picture – a mother watches her baby. The child reaches out for something new, laughing and chasing a pretty picture in the air. It is the same here as everywhere else. Do you see?!?!? Life is beautiful. I hope to see y’all soon.”