According to WTVR and Prague Post reporter Jonathan Crane, a verdict could be delivered by tomorrow in the manslaughter trial of Randy Blythe who was accused of pushing a fan off the stage during a 2010 concert in Prague. 19-year-old Daniel Nosek later died of head injuries.
The trial has resumed after court was adjourned last month due to missing witnesses (two expert witnesses – criminal psychologist/psychiatrist and a girl who attended the concert).
According to the criminal psychologist, Tereza Soukupova (appointed by the court) said that Blythe, during tests, demonstrated he had problems controlling his emotions. She said these features “were not deep” and that he was not mentally ill, but that he doesn’t take enough responsibility for his own actions, sometimes “crossing social norms.” She pointed to when Blythe was fined for speeding and urinating in public when he was younger.
The criminal psychiatrist, Alena Gayova (appointed by the defense, she also tested Blythe in prison) said Blythe didn’t display any permanent “socially promiscuous” behavioral patterns. Even when in jail, when aggressive/anti-social behavior might be understandable, Gayova said Blythe showed normal results. She added he was not “overly aggressive.”
Eye witness Anna Rozsivalova stated that the audiance was being crazy that night. She said Daniel N. attempted to climb the barrier to get onto the stage, but as he was pulling himself up, Blythe lifted him by the shoulders and pushed him off with two hands, from the front. She said Daniel N. fell backwards, and people moved away to avoid being hit.
The parents of the alleged victim are demanding compensation of 10 million Czech Koruna (approximately $530,000).
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