Blabbermouth is reporting that Randy Blythe has finally been released from the Prague prison he has been detained in for over a month from Manslaughter charges stemming back to the death of a concert goer in 2010.
“I’m relieved to be out of Pankrác jail,” Blythe told TV Nova at the airport before catching his flight. “It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t exactly fun.”
He added, “I’m relieved to be out of jail, but if it’s necessary for me to return to Prague to go to this court thing, I certainly will. I’m no flight risk.”
Video of Randy talking to TV Nova can be seen HERE.
“I can confirm that [Blythe] was released yesterday afternoon,” Gabriela Pohlová, spokeswoman for the prison, said on Friday (August 3).
The Prague Municipal Court’s ruling against the prosecutor of the Prague 8 District Court was made Thursday afternoon behind closed doors.
“The decision was reached yesterday at the end of a closed session,” Martina Lhotáková, spokeswoman for Prague’s Municipal Court, said.
“The only condition of release was the approximately 8 million Czech Koruna bail [which has already been paid],” she added.
Blythe‘s Czech attorney Martin Radvan told Radio Prague that Blythe will have to return to the Czech Republic to face trial. “That’s what he wants to do,” Radvan said. “As a world-renowned artist, in a specific genre of music, of course, he cannot afford to simply disappear.”
Radvan added that Randy‘s stature as a public figure makes it highly unlikely that he would vanish before the trial, saying, “There would be posters with his picture all around the world, and if he wants to continue performing, he will have to return. And he wants to return because he believes he is not guilty of anything he has been charged with.”