I agree w/ you when you said that every family has its problems but I dont agree w/ the fact that you think it was SELF DEFENSE. That was his nephew, his family, his blood...self defense would have ment fighting back or try to restrain him since the nephew punched him in the nose, not picking up a shotgun & shooting your nephew. You say your sure that the guy didnt mean to kill anyone but I cant tell b/c it seems to me that the 1st thing he thought about was "LET ME PICK UP A GUN" instead up "LET ME PUT UP MY DUKES"!Some people just need to grow up with there little comments there making about this. I happen to be a good friend of the family and yes every family has problems and i trully believe it was an act of self defense or he didnt know what he was doing at the time but that doesnt make him a bad person even though he goofed. If it was you would you want people talking all this crazy stuff about you? I doubt you would cause you would have enough problems on your hands as it is and also knowing this family im sure Randy didnt mean to kill anyone.
Drunk or not, think before you act or suffer the consequences later. I feel sad for the mother in this situation...how can the uncle look her in the face now!