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Lamb of God Singer Randy Blythe Indicted for Manslaughter

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This isn't the legal development Randy Blythe was hoping for.

The Lamb of God singer has been indicted for manslaughter in Prague, where he's been accused of pushing a man off the stage during a 2010 concert, causing the victim injuries that he ultimately died from.

Blythe spent five weeks in jail in the Czech Republic capital earlier this year after his initial arrest. Despite prosecutors' objections, he was released and allowed to leave the country to resume touring August, promising to return if need be.

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"We believe that Randy responded professionally to the numerous amount of fans rushing the stage that day, a number of them captured on videos that have been posted on the internet," the band's manager, Larry Mazer, said in a statement to Rolling Stone.

"We have testimony from the venue operator that acknowledges lax security and an improper barricade being used that evening. Numerous testimonies from fans also were contradictory as to the actions of the multiple fans that tried to access the stage."

Blythe told the magazine in August that he doesn't remember what happened on the night in question.

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"There were a lot of people on stage," he said. "There's a lot of questions as to what happened with this young man—that's all still to come out in trial."

Asked if he thought the U.S. government should have intervened on his behalf, Blythe called it a "sticky question."

"The Czech legal system is different, and from what I understand, I was given due process," he said. "I was not imprisoned in America. That was the first thing that I had to realize and keep in mind—'We're playing by different rules here.' I certainly would have appreciated a little bit more concern on my part."

According to Czech news site Novinky.cz, prosecutors in Prague now have three months to set a trial date or request further investigation.

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