While the fate of Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe still rests in the hands of the Prague Municipal Court as to when (or if) he gets released, the petition that was started to bring attention to the case is getting very close to the 25,000 signatures that are needed before it’s allegedly brought before the White House. As of this article being published, the petition needs only 1,097 more signatures by August 4, which should definitely be attainable. Once the petition is signed, it’s unclear what power the President will have against a foreign government, and with the election around the corner, it’s not the best political move to defend for someone who’s band used to be called Burn the Priest with so many right wing propaganda blogs (and one network) out there.
However, the petition might not even be needed. According to The Gauntlet, the documents that the Prague Municipal Court needs to begin processing Blythe’s release were received yesterday (24), and Blythe should be getting a new court date to see if the prosecutor has any objections to his release. The site’s sources say that if there are any objections, it can take the court an additional three days to rule on the objection. However, this is apparently the last time the prosecutor can object, and his other objections have all been denied by judges so far, so his days in prison might be numbered. This Friday (27) will mark one month since he was detained on suspicion of manslaughter following the tragic death of a concertgoer at a 2010 Prague concert.