Though media has cooled on the issue, the ongoing manslaughter case brought against Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe is still far from over. The embattled vocalist is scheduled to appear once again in a Czech court to determine his fate following his involvement in the death of a fan during a 2010 concert.
Blythe, who is no longer on Twitter, took to Instagram to update fans on the current situation. According to Dying Scene, Blythe commented that “The last two or three days I have been getting ready mentally to leave my home and return to Prague to do this whole trial thing in early February. It’s not something I particularly WANT to do; but inside, my gut and heart tells me it is the RIGHT thing to do. I cannot turn my back on the right thing.”
The trial is set for February 4th. Should he be found guilty, Blythe faces 5 to 10 years behind bars. Blythe has been a figure of integrity throughout the ordeal, confirming time and time again that should he be needed to return to Prague to face a judge, he would do so willingly.
In an interview with Metal Hammer (Via Blabbermouth) Blythe discussed the ‘worst-case scenario’. He stated that for this particular offence there is no option of leaving early on good behaviour, explaining, “So the worst-case scenario is that I get out when I’m 51, 52 years old. It’s not something I really try to dwell on too much, because it’s scary. I don’t want to go to prison, I don’t want that to happen, but the fact of the matter is it could happen.”
More updates on the trial as they come.