Where my niccuhs at, smokin' them trees?!?
Truth be told, I thought the same...
Back to the topic, first and foremost, I appreciate the title of your thread. As for it's contents...
Kinda bullshit, but if that's the case and your judicial systems mirrors the states, a jury of his peers will see it as such too. But, if your Uncle went into it with the intent to kill these individuals, then the line gets a little skewed.
Self defense is exactly that...defense. I understand the muggers had the intent to do harm and the implements to bring it about, but that's because they saw a weakened prey, and it was 2-1. Perhaps by proving dominance/standing ground, they'd have just fled? Guilty of assault, and nothing more?
The fact that he killed both doesn't help his cause either. After one attacker was removed he could've subdued the other til help arrived...that sorta thing.
My stance on it is they went looking for trouble, and it bit'em on the ass. Good riddance.