The last expert testimony has been heard. Prosecution & Defense have completed their closing arguments. Judges are deliberating on the ruling now, as the world of rock n’ roll holds it’s breath…
The verdict in the trial of Randy Blythe, lead singer for Lamb of God is expected to be ruled upon today by a three Judge panel in Prague, Czech Republic for the charges of manslaughter which could carry up to a ten year prison sentence.
Here’s the latest news and what’s happened so far…
March 5, 2013
1:26 a.m. EST: Randy Blythe posts a poignant and moving Instagram message to his account reflecting on the day ahead of him in Court and the possible verdict.
6:15 a.m. EST: As court resumed , the final witness, George Straus, an expert in the field of biomechanics took the stand for the defense. Straus testified that Daniel Nosek (the deceased) could not have turned his body 180 degrees if pushed from the stage and land on the back of his head as reported. Further Straus state that Nosek couldn’t have been pushed over the first row of spectators, and had to have actively jumped over them.
The prosecutor objected several times as the expert overlooked eyewitness testimony and the real world conditions at the scene.
That testimony was followed by closing arguments from both the prosecution and the defense.
The verdict is expected later today. We will be updating as new information comes in.
NOT GUILTY! FOUND INNOCENT OF ALL CHARGES!
12:15 p.m. Randy found not guilty and acquitted of all charges; leaves courtroom a free man. Read our full report here: http://www.rockrevoltmagazine.com/randy-blythe-not-guilty-acquitted-of-all-charges/