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Lamb of God singer pleads not guilty over fan death

Published on Feb 5, 2013 5:50 AM
Singer Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God performing during a concert held at Fort Canning Park on 21 February 2012. -- PHOTO : ALOYSIUS LIM / LAMC PRODUCTIONS

PRAGUE (AFP) - Randy Blythe, frontman of United States (US) heavy metal group Lamb of God, pleaded not guilty in court in Prague on Monday on the first day his trial on involuntary manslaughter charges for the 2010 death of a fan.

The singer also told a municipal court in the Czech capital he wanted neither to escape responsibility nor be punished for something he did not do, local media reported.

Blythe, 41, is on trial for pushing a 19-year-old fan off the stage onto a concrete floor during a concert at a Prague club in May 2010.

He could face up to 10 years behind bars if convicted. The fan's family is asking for 10 million koruna (S$651,000) in damages.

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