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Randy Blythe: Czech court acquits Lamb of God singer

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Media captionRandy Blythe: "He was just a boy, I wish he was still here"

Randy Blythe, frontman of US metal band Lamb of God, has been acquitted by a Czech court of causing the death of a fan at a concert in Prague in 2010.

"I have been found not guilty," the 42-year-old singer revealed on an Instagram, adding "I am a free man".

Mr Blythe was accused of manslaughter after allegedly pushing Daniel Nosek, 19, off the stage. Mr Nosek injured his head when he fell and died weeks later.

The presiding judge ruled his actions had not constituted a crime.

However, prosecutors have lodged an appeal.

They are seeking a prison sentence of five years for the singer, who was arrested at Prague airport in June as the band returned for another gig.

Mr Blythe, who was subsequently bailed, said he had only learned about the fan's death, and the resulting prosecution, when he was arrested.

In his latest posting, Blythe asked fans to "please remember the family of Daniel Nosek in your thoughts and prayers in this difficult time".

His Virginia-based band were formed in 1990 and received Grammy nominations in 2007 and 2011.

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