Following Randy Blythe’s exoneration in a Czech Republic courtroom today, the singer declined to speak with the press, but addressed the court after the closing arguments had been presented by both sides.
“As I’ve stated previously, I do not wish to avoid my responsibility, and if I thought I were guilty I would plead guilty right now,” Blythe began. “I still believe I acted responsibly to protect myself, my band, our equipment, and our audience. I did not strike anyone or run across the stage to push anyone … I can understand that pain as only the father of a dead child can. This has been a very sad and emotive experience for me, but I’ve tried to remain as objective as possible because my emotions have no impact on what is for me and for the family of Daniel Nosek the most important thing: the truth. He was just a boy. I wish he were still here.”
The CBS Affiliate WTVR6 in Blythe’s hometown of Richmond, VA has had Prague Post reporter Jonathan Crane working with WTVR CBS 6 to cover Blythe’s trial. Back in the Virginia newsroom, breaking online postings have been made by WTVR6 reporter Scott Wise, whom we spoke with today.
Wise relayed to RockRevolt™ that Crane had just reported to him that although Prosecutors immediately appealed against the acquittal, meaning that the case will be reviewed by the Czech High Court, that Randy will “more than likely not have to return for the appeal hearing” which Prosecutors have eight days to present.
The video of Blythe’s address to the court can be viewed here:
For all of the WTVR6 coverage of the Randy Blythe trial, click here: