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 the father shot the son and then stabbed himself.
Guess I was wrong on that.
Kinda looks like his son brought a knife to a gun fight!!!
This was the first comment about the story at DailyKos:
Please get well! (10+ / 0-)
We need to stop the Fox culture of hatred.
by whenwego on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 07:28:36 AM PST
No comment.. based on how news screws things up I’ll with hold comments for several days.
I don’t know what happened here, but I have seen it in another case within the past year. Dad cheats on mom. Son acts out in anger. Creigh Deeds and his wife of 30ish years and multiple children divorced. Creigh marries another woman. Son is disillusioned because his life seems to have been a political sham.
Damn. Don’t know the guy, heard that his policies were bad, but still. Prayers for his recovery and for some sort of peace after he finds out about his son. :(
” It’s just impossible for me to think of anything that would have driven me to commit violence on my dad.”
I can see my brother doing it. Luckily my parents are dead. When mom would threaten to cut off the money, he would come unglued.
“Maybe the father shot the son and then stabbed himself.”
Yeah. Harry Carey style.
It was personal and needed a personal touch.
Horrible..mental issues usually appear at his sons age, late teens/early 20’s.
Just speculating but my brother loses it when the issue of him getting help has come up.
“Democratic sources tell News4 that Deeds’ son Austin “Gus” Deeds attacked his father Tuesday morning before turning a gun on himself. Police say Gus Deeds died at the scene.”
Stabbed dad, shot self is the news so far.
Yeah. Harry Carey style.
Have they blamed TEA party radicals yet?
Look for the one armed man with the Gadsden flag.
I noted this:
Del. David Toscano, Charlottesville Democrat, said in a statement that Mr. Deeds is in critical condition at the UVA hospital, is being closely monitored and is in intensive care.
This is a terrible tragedy, Mr. Toscano said. Senator Deeds was very close to his son Gus, and has taken herculean efforts to help him over the years.”
Probably had a very difficult son, maybe drugs, have no idea yet. It has to be horrid.
“Maybe...or just another reason we need new gun laws (/s)”
What, a law to keep guns out of the hands of Democrats? Now, THAT would reduce a lot of crime for sure!
What a horrible shame.
“Here we go again, the gun grabbers will have the knives out.”
Pun intended, or just happy coincidence?
Odd that the son was shot and the Senator was stabbed?
Who attacks a grown man with a knife when he’s carrying a gun?