Czech court clears US musician for fan’s death

PRAGUE (AP) — An appeals court has upheld the acquittal of the frontman of a U.S. heavy metal band accused of causing a teenage fan’s death at a concert in the Czech Republic.

Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe was charged in December in Prague with causing bodily harm to another person with lethal consequences. Blythe was accused of pushing a 19-year-old who had climbed onto the stage during a 2010 concert by the Richmond, Virginia-based band at Prague’s Abaton club.

The man’s head hit the floor and he later died of a head injury.

Prague’s Municipal court ruled March 5 that Blythe was not guilty but the state prosecutor appealed.

Spokesman Jan Fort says Prague’s High Court upheld that verdict on Wednesday. Its decision is final.

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