LAMB OF GOD Frontman Acquitted of Manslaughter
“I have been found not guilty and acquitted of all charges against me,” Randy wrote on his Instagram account. “I am a free man.
“Please remember the family of Daniel Nosek in your thoughts and prayers in this difficult time. I only wish for them peace. Thank you for your support.”
The court ruled that the act described in the charges cannot be qualified as a crime. It added that the dead man’s family can claim compensation in civil court proceedings.
The state prosecutors have announced their intention to appeal the verdict; they have eight days to put this in writing.
“I would like to thank the family of Daniel Nosek for not attacking me in the press and for their kind words to me in this court,” Randy said in a statement to the court before the verdict was announced (see video below). “I am very sorry for their loss.
“Daniel was a fan of my band. I had no wish to harm him. He was just a boy and I wish he was still here.
“If, ultimately, the Czech legal system sentences me to prison, I will do my sentence like a man.
“If I am to remain free, I will do my best to insure that conditions at this concert will not occur again with my band and other bands so that the fans will remain safe.
“I have searched for an answer to this situation. The only one I can find is that it was a tragic, horrible accident.”