Murder or Suicide Puzzle

Jacob jumped off the top of building a suicide attempt not knowing that a safety net is already there near the 8th floor. However, he was interrupted by a bullet shot at the back of head fired near the 10th story window. Alexis falls on the safety net but was dead at the instance.
Normally, if a person intends to commit suicide and his actions cause his death, it is a suicide even if the death does not take place in the way the person expected.
But if it’s not the bullet Jacob must have survived.

Later on, investigating police found out that a man angrily fired at her wife in the 1oth floor flat. however, shot missed the wife and hit the Jacob.
Normally, when a person intends to kill one human being and by his action kills another human being accidentally, the charge is murder.

Later on the investigation, it was found out that gun was always unloaded and the man is just threatening his wife, Further investigation revealed that the shotgun had been loaded by the couple’s adult son, who was angry at his mother for cutting off monetary support. The son was hoping one day his father accidentally kill his mother
Normally, when a person plans something whose action kills another human being, the charge is murder.

Is this a murder or suicide and if murder who is guilty?

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SherlockHolmes Expert Asked on 1st June 2018 in Hadest puzzles.
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    First of all, please fix the names on the Puzzle:

    “Jacob jumped off the top” &  “Alexis falls on the safety”. I don’t know if this is knowingly put there or just a simple mistake.

    Moving on,
    There are 2 victims and 2 perpetrators.
    Victims: 1. Jacob (guy who DIED) 2. WIFE (who survived). So, only focus/importance lies with JACOb here.
    Perpetrators; 1. The HUSBAND 2. The SON

    Jacob dies bacause Husband fired the GUN. But, he thought the gun was unloaded. So, actual person responsible for Jacon’s dying is the SON.

    However, in court, attornys need to prove that SON did this on purpose and husband didn’t know, it is the only way the SON would be convcted for Involuntry manslaughter.. BUT…BUT if they fail to prive this in court, they will have to charge the Husband with the murder.

    ……
    How did I do?

    Garrysin Starter Answered on 27th December 2018.
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