Well said, thank you Tracey!!!!
Just for the record, I am absolutely not mudslinging but I've tried to sit back and read these comments and not say anything and I couldn't let them slide any longer. The whole situation is horrible and when I'm reading posts where people are ridiculing the friends and family of the people who have lost their loved one and people are defending him and asking Randy's loved ones to prove that he was drinking and do we really know that he drove away and so on...Well we do know that Keenan drove away and yes we do know that he was drinking and driving and when his friends and family defend and justify his alcoholism, because lets face it, thats what is happening here, it sickens me. When I first came to this site it was to send Alison and family my sincere condolences, not to argue with Keenan's family and friends. I'm aware people make mistakes, but I agree with whomever it was on here that said, " A mistake is making a wrong turn or missing an apt or something simple, its not killing someone when you get drunk and behind the wheel." I do believe that driving drunk is not a conscious decision but its a very unforgiveable thing when you take someones life and your trying to justify what the drinker has done to the family who lost that someone. Maybe this site should have been used for sending condolences instead of people arguing and insulting eachother because that is what it has turned into and that is unfortunate while everyone is grieving. Believe it or not, I do see both sides of it and understand that Keenan isn't a bad person and I don't think anyone has outright said that, you all, on Keenan's side need to take Randy's friends and family's feelings into account at this trying time and understand that they may never forgive Keenan and that is human nature when something like this happens. I, personally, don't hate or dislike Keenan, I just wish he would have done things differently but I do, absolutely believe he needs to pay the price for what he has done, good person or bad. As I've said before, it is a very sad and unfortunate situation and maybe it will help others make the right decision at another time, its just too bad that Randy and Alison had to suffer the consequences of Keenan's actions this time!
I have been reading all of these postings on here and I am feeling a little ill as I read all of Keenan's friends and family defending his actions. Thats so unfortunate that Keenan's mother had to drive to pick up her son in another state after he sat in jail for 2 weeks, are you for real???? Do you know it took almost that long to recieve Randy's body and bury him??? The family's, that are really suffering, will have a lifetime of healing and coping and we're supposed to feel sorry for his mother because she had to drive to pick him up and its too bad that it was only after 2 weeks because it should have been much longer. It's so sad to see sooooo many people defending his bad judgement in this and other situations. Poor Keenan, he came by his alcoholism honestly so we should all pitty him right, not happening! We all come from family's who had problems and we all deal with them. Life goes on and its your job as a functioning person in society to do right by yourself and others. As for all of the religious quotes on here I'm a little more sickened by that. None of your preaching will make this situation any better. To each their own and if you live by those quotes, good for you, but that isn't going to change anything and the bottom line is that Keenan killed someone by his own stupidity and a lot of people are suffering. He can't change anything now so the only thing left to do is to pay his debt to society and serve his time and god can't fix this one. All the quotes and confessions and prayers won't change anything. You all need to open your eyes and stop defending someone who broke the law and killed someone because whether you want to face it or not that is exactly what he did and he must pay the piper now!!!!!!!!!
I have read all of the comments above, from both sides, and your correct in saying that Keenan needs help but where better to get the help than in jail where he belongs for quite some time. What he did should not be passed off because he has a drinking problem. He took someone elses life and it is affecting soooo many people and for that he must pay the consequences; which should be going to jail. What a great place to get the help he so badly needs!I believe that forgiveness will come in time, lots of time and to expect anything more is not very realistic. He took away someone very special to many people and whether it was a conscious decision or not to drink and drive he must suffer the consequences for what he has done. Alison, I hope that you get well soon, I know you have a lot of emotional healing ahead of you and I wish you all the best. My thoughts are with you and all of Randy's friends and family.
My thoughts and prayers are with Allison and the families. It was a tragedy that never should have happened. I've never met Allison but I've known Randy for some years now, through my dad, and he was a great guy. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him for all of his wonderful contributions to everyones lives. Allison, I'm so glad you have so much great support to help you through your troubled times ahead, again, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Randy...Rest in Peace!