Skip to comments.Sen. Creigh Deeds Stabbed, Son Shot Dead
Posted on 11/19/2013 7:27:25 AM PST by Raebie
MIILLBORO, Va. (WRIC)Former gubernatorial candidate and Democratic State Senator Creigh Deeds is in critical condition after being stabbed in his home Tuesday morning.
At 7:25 a.m. on Nov. 19, Virginia State Police responded to Deeds' home in Bath County, where Deeds had been stabbed. The senator's son, Gus, was found fatally shot at the scene.
Deeds was flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition.
The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Salem Field Office is conducting an investigation into the assault.
8News crews are headed to both Deeds' Millboro home and the University of Virginia Medical Center. Stay with us online and watch 8News at Noon for updates.
Maybe...or just another reason we need new gun laws (/s)
Either that, or street vermin not worth the air IT breathes. You make the call.
Could be. Weird that one was stabbed and one was shot. Unless they each had a weapon...
“Senator Creigh Deeds is in serious condition after being assaulted by his son in his Bath County home “
Deeds critically wounded; son dead from gunshot
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Deeds and his first wife, Pamela Kay Miller, had four children: Amanda,, Rebecca, Gus, and Susannah. Amanda, a graduate of the University of Virginia, and Gus, then a junior at the College of William and Mary, took time off to join their father on the trail in 2009.
Deeds and his first wife divorced in 2010. The Washington Post reported at the time that the marriage was “a casualty of a nearly 20-year pursuit of a lifelong ambition that kept him away from home.”
Deeds married Siobhan Gilbride Lomax of Lexington in June 2012.
While I never supported the guy, this is horrible....
May God have mercy on them all....
Maybe he had a knife in his hand when he cracked, or a knife was the closest thing at hand. Afterwards, he could have gotten the gun out of a safe, car, drawer, etc and shot himself.
ANy comment from Michael Bllomberg? Was the son just despondent about the new healthcare law?
Psycologically, isn’t stabbing considered a very “personal” method of attack? Guns are seen as a more distant/removed method. Son intended to inflict horror and pain. Afterwards, couldn’t bring himself to go out that way, so he shot himself. My thoughts. It’s horrible however it went down.
Cop Dramas say that stabbing is more personal. I’m sure they wouldn’t lie about something like that.
Here we go again, the gun grabbers will have the knives out.
Great minds, and all that. :-)
dead men tell no tales?
It’s all speculation and first knee-jerk moment reporting. But, I initially wondered if the Dad shot the son in self defense after or during the stabbing.
I suppose we’ll find out. Don’t forget, he’s a liberal politician. So its a good bet we’ll never get the straight and total truth.
Agree, prayers and God’s mercy on all. Some things transcend politics, and this is one such thing.
I just hate these kinds of stories. It's just impossible for me to think of anything that would have driven me to commit violence on my dad...
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