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Prague State Attorney opposes release of U.S. band member

10 July 2012

Prague, July 9 (CTK) - The Prague State Attorney's Office yesterday filed a complaint against a possible release of U.S. singer Randy Blythe, from the Lamb of God metal band, on bail, the attorney's office spokeswoman Stepanka Zenklova has told CTK.

Blythe, 41, was charged with causing deadly injury. If found guilty, he faces up to ten years in prison.

Zenklova said she cannot specify the justification of the complaint. The Prague City Court will deal with it now.

The complaint was filed with a Prague district court that was in charge of the case. It is to pass the decision-making on the bail to the City Court.

The City Court can either meet the complaint and annul the bail or it can approve the release on bail, and then the Prague attorney would comment on it again, district court judge Petr Fassati said.

Czech police arrested Blythe in Prague at the end of June when his band was to have a concert in the city. He was remanded in custody.

He was accused over an incident in which a fan died in the Prague Abaton club in May 2010. Blythe allegedly threw down the young man who climbed on the stage. The fan later died of his head injury.

The court set a bail of four million crowns for Blythe's release from custody. Blythe then paid the bail.

According to media, the sum equals his official annual income.

($1=20.303 crowns)

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