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Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds Stabbed In Home, Son Found Dead

Tue, November 19, 2013 11:16am EDT by Emily Longeretta 2 Comments
Virginia Senator Creigh Deeds Stabbed
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So scary! Virginia Sen. Creigh Deeds is in critical condition after being stabbed at his home in Bath County on Nov. 19. When authorities arrived, they reportedly found his adult son dead.

Sen. Creigh Deeds, 55, was flown to University of Virginia Hospital with “serious injuries” after a brutal attack.

Sen. Creigh Deeds Assaulted In Home, Other Person Dead

Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds, who has served as state Senator since 2001, was hospitalized with stab wounds, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Authorities reportedly arrived to his home in Millboro around 7:25 A.M. after receiving a call about “an assault of a state legislator.”

“Virginia State Police are on the scene of an assault of a state legislator that took place Tuesday morning,” a news release said. “Senator Creigh Deeds has been transported to U.Va. Hospital in Charlottesville for treatment of serious injuries sustained in the assault at his residence.”

Law enforcement told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that his son Gus died from a gun shot wound.

Creigh has lost twice to Republic Bob McDonnell — first in 2005, for attorney general, and second in 2009 for governor.

Bob McDonnell released the following statement:

In this tough and sad time, our thoughts and prayers are with the Deeds family. The news from this morning is utterly heartbreaking. Creigh Deeds is an exceptional and committed public servant who has always done what he believes is best for Virginia and who gives his all to public service. He cares deeply about Virginia, and the people of Virginia care deeply for him.

Del. David J. Toscano, D-Charlottesville also released a statement:

This is a terrible tragedy. Senator Deeds was very close to his son Gus, and has taken herculean efforts to help him over the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with Creigh and the family at this difficult time.

We will continue to provide updates as they are made available.

— Emily Longeretta

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