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Virginia Senator Creigh Deeds Stabbed By Son Who Later Committed Suicide

The son of Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds reportedly took his own life after stabbing his father in the head and chest in an apparent murder-suicide attempt.

via NY Daily News

Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds’ condition improved from critical to fair Tuesday afternoon, after he was stabbed in the head and chest by his son Austin (Gus) Deeds Tuesday morning at his home in Bath County.

After allegedly attacking his father, the 24-year-old reportedly shot himself. He died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police confirmed that early indications are that Gus Deeds attacked his father before shooting himself, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corrine Geller said.

Law enforcement sources are investigating what led to the violence. Just a day earlier, Gus Deeds had been evaluated under an emergency custody order for mental health issues, Dennis Cropper, executive director of the Rockbridge County Community Services Board, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Sounds like it’s a miracle that the senator survived…




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