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Sen. Creigh Deeds Stabbed, Son Shot Dead
WRIC.com ^ | November 19, 2013 | WRIC

Posted on 11/19/2013 7:27:25 AM PST by Raebie

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To: Raebie

This is horrible.

Prayers for all of this poor family.

No matter how much time passes, there is something particularly painful about losing a loved one to suicide that remains with the ones left behind.

May God be with all of the family and friends who are touched by this terrible tragedy.


51 posted on 11/19/2013 8:39:15 AM PST by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: Raebie

Absolutely awful. I hope State Senator Deeds recovers completely and quickly.


52 posted on 11/19/2013 8:41:25 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: edcoil
Family argument?

Without knowing any facts, that was the first thing that popped into my head as well. One stabbed and one shot. Why not shoot both if it was an intruder?
Yep. I believe one got stabbed and the other shot back in self defense.

53 posted on 11/19/2013 8:43:07 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: grumpygresh

RE Gun Grabbers:

No they won’t. This is a Dem that shot someone. That’s OK...


54 posted on 11/19/2013 8:43:08 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: oh8eleven

Believe murder by knife is referred to as a “crime of passion”. He wanted his father to see him, to feel the pain. Yowza.


55 posted on 11/19/2013 8:45:09 AM PST by sarasota
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To: oh8eleven
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."

Opps. I was close, but no cigar. Suicide never entered my mind.
Darn it! I suck at this game.

56 posted on 11/19/2013 8:46:34 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Raebie

Terribly sad story. That kid had to be full of a lot of anger and pain.


57 posted on 11/19/2013 8:48:12 AM PST by dforest
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To: Raebie

Did Gus lose his health insurance policy and was he over 26?


58 posted on 11/19/2013 8:49:45 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: concerned about politics

“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.


59 posted on 11/19/2013 8:51:02 AM PST by edcoil (System now set up not to allow some to win but for no one to lose!)
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To: wbill

It’s not true unless you saw it on the web.


60 posted on 11/19/2013 8:53:48 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Raebie

“Stunning news from Bath County. I am praying for @CreighDeeds and his family at this very, very difficult time,” Sen. Mark Warner wrote on Twitter.

“My thoughts and prayers are with @CreighDeeds and his family today,” wrote Rep. Bobby Scott on Twitter.

Virginia State Police are still on the scene after first receiving a call around 7:25 a.m.

The investigation remains ongoing at this time by the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Salem Field Office.

Virginia State Police will hold a press conference with more details at noon. NBC12 will have a crew to cover the developments and will update on-air and online.


61 posted on 11/19/2013 8:53:51 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Raebie

The son became angry watching his dad act like a celebrity and ride around in limos....He wanted a piece of the high life...


62 posted on 11/19/2013 8:54:28 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: PghBaldy

“I hope State Senator Deeds recovers completely and quickly.”

You can never recover from having your son do this and then kill himself. It makes me ill to even think about.


63 posted on 11/19/2013 8:56:00 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Raebie

Not a time for politics. Unbelievably tragic.

Even worse if the father did indeed have to shoot his own son. Prayers to the Deeds family. I hope he recovers.


64 posted on 11/19/2013 8:56:12 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Raebie

Even in this situation, you could still say that having a gun saved the father. Even if he was not the one that used it. call that a win for the pro-gun side!


65 posted on 11/19/2013 8:56:15 AM PST by j_guru
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

The son wanted a bigger piece of the kick backs. When that didn’t happen, things got ugly.


66 posted on 11/19/2013 8:57:31 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Raebie
Maybe the kid stabbed his dad in the heat of some dispute then shot himself himself in despair.
67 posted on 11/19/2013 9:04:22 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Viennacon

Not a time for politics. Unbelievably tragic.

Even worse if the father did indeed have to shoot his own son. Prayers to the Deeds family. I hope he recovers.

***

I agree.


68 posted on 11/19/2013 9:12:41 AM PST by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: skeeter

looks like a rage...that was a total rage if he did this.

Deeds was stabbed “multiple times about the head and upper torso”, according to police.

Police not looking for other suspects in Deeds’ shooting/stabbing.


69 posted on 11/19/2013 9:18:12 AM PST by sunmars
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To: pax_et_bonum

Tragic all around. Prayers for the Senator and his family.


70 posted on 11/19/2013 9:20:29 AM PST by Raebie (WS)
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To: ComputerGuy
Maybe the father shot the son and then stabbed himself.
Well, he is a Democrat.
71 posted on 11/19/2013 9:21:50 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Raebie
I recall Deeds well from my long residency in VA. It was difficult to watch a good state die from the inside.

Since everyone is in a praying mood, I offer Psalm 109.

Fot the most part it looks like it has already been answered.

72 posted on 11/19/2013 9:26:22 AM PST by jboot (Ask me again after the revolution.)
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To: oh8eleven

Maybe the father shot the son and then stabbed himself.
Well, he is a Democrat.

***

This is a disgusting comment which holds more truth about you than about any “Democrat”.


73 posted on 11/19/2013 9:27:51 AM PST by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: Candor7

...and what was he doing at his father’s house in the early AM?


75 posted on 11/19/2013 9:30:25 AM PST by wita
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To: oh8eleven

Nice.


76 posted on 11/19/2013 9:30:29 AM PST by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: Raebie

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town.
Good movie. Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur. 1936.
Story about a guy who gives someone else’s money away.


77 posted on 11/19/2013 9:36:32 AM PST by Palio di Siena
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To: Ronald_Magnus
Those IDIOTS are blaming Fox News?!?

George Bush will be jealous?

None of the recent whacko-bird mass shootings and the like, were perpetrated by "fox news conservative" or some such creatures.

What is it? Are the liberals who nut-uP and start murdering, being controlled by Rovian death-ray machines?

They are projecting their fears...turning those into casting of blame.

Right out of the gate, those idiots blame-shift to "culture of hatred" not being their own fault whatsoever? even while they continue non-stop with their own bile and false accusations towards any and all even vaguely conservative?

Yes, that is what they do...but the displays are still stunning.

Just what is it going to take to shake them from their stupor? At least some of them, significant numbers perhaps, are waking up to the fact that Zero-Care promised much, will deliver less than was before, cost much more --- oh, and the deductibles. One HAS to pay those IN FULL before the insurance companies will even begin to pick up their (business end) of the "bargains" (cheaper, better! even more of it!) that the nation was sold by the past Democrat Party majorities, when they held House-Senate-Executive.

They own that garbage. But pointing that out...I'm such a hater.

78 posted on 11/19/2013 9:39:30 AM PST by BlueDragon
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To: BlueDragon

Nothing is going to help those who are that disconnected from reality.


79 posted on 11/19/2013 9:47:37 AM PST by darkangel82
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To: grumpygresh
"Here we go again, the gun grabbers will have the knives out."

Maybe now it will be knife grabbers carrying guns. Not long after that, they'll want to confiscate most varieties of dinnerware.
80 posted on 11/19/2013 9:50:46 AM PST by indthkr
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To: Raebie

No good deeds go unpunished.


81 posted on 11/19/2013 9:55:33 AM PST by matt1234 (Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party.)
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To: ontap

It’s the CODE OF THE WEST-——don’t do that-——


82 posted on 11/19/2013 9:58:17 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

His daddy told him “I don’t care what obama said. You’re not staying on my insurance until you’re 26 years old!”


83 posted on 11/19/2013 10:01:45 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Raebie

That doesn’t make sense, why would one be stabbed and the other shot?


84 posted on 11/19/2013 10:14:59 AM PST by reaganaut (I don't do hopey-changey. I do ouchy-bleedy.)
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

Having property and soon to take up permanent residence in the adjacent Highland County (which actually is the least populous, rather than its neighbor Bath County) I know a lot of people who are on a first name basis with Deeds. He is by all accounts a charming and friendly fellow, yet an old time collectivist at heart. Like my current Congressscum Stunted Hoyer, I suspect Deeds has moved fairly far left as he “Grew in office.”

The destruction wrought on a family by the lifelong pursuit of power is truly corrosive, which is why sensible people avoid the siren song of politics.

My first thought when hearing the news, even without any familial strife context, was that this was drug-related. A lot of the youngsters in rural America are willing consumers of meth and crack.


85 posted on 11/19/2013 10:20:38 AM PST by crusher (Political Correctness: Stalinism Without the Charm)
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To: dragnet2

Now how the heck do you know that?


86 posted on 11/19/2013 10:24:13 AM PST by stellaluna
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To: oh8eleven

D is all my evidence, really.


87 posted on 11/19/2013 10:37:13 AM PST by ComputerGuy
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To: oh8eleven

While I believe that this thread is not the time or place for politics, it was wrong of me to make it personal.

For that, I apologize.


88 posted on 11/19/2013 10:58:04 AM PST by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: Raebie

Prayers.


89 posted on 11/19/2013 11:30:28 AM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Raebie

This is a real shame. Creigh Deeds, while I disagree with some of his politics, is one of the sane ones. Prayers up.


90 posted on 11/19/2013 11:57:37 AM PST by RKBA Democrat ( There is no worst president but owebama, and valerie jarrett is his prophet.)
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To: Raebie

Prayers up.


91 posted on 11/19/2013 12:05:21 PM PST by DemforBush (A candy-colored clown, they call the sandman...)
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To: Raebie

What an absolutely hideous situation. Praying for the family.


92 posted on 11/19/2013 12:10:51 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: edcoil

CNN is reporting that the son tried to check into a mental health facility yesterday but was turned away for lack of beds. I’m not sure if that means he tried to do so voluntarily or if the family tried to have him committed.

Very sad.


93 posted on 11/19/2013 12:45:12 PM PST by LittleSpotBlog
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To: stellaluna

It was based on the fact most in government and specifically politicians are liars, greedy, very corrupt. Many go into government/politics and come out multimillionaires. They are anything but public servants.


94 posted on 11/19/2013 1:24:50 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: LittleSpotBlog
 
 
http://www.roanoke.com/news/2389287-12/law-enforcement-sources-creigh-deeds-critically-wounded-son.html
 
"The senator's son was evaluated under an emergency custody order by mental health professionals on Monday and released, Dennis Cropper, executive director of the Rockbridge County Community Services Board, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
 
The emergency custody order allowed Austin C. "Gus" Deeds to be held as long as four hours to determine whether he should be held longer, up to 72 hours, under a temporary detention order, Cropper said. The son was evaluated by the Rockbridge Area Community Services Board in Lexington. An emergency custody order can be released by any magistrate."
 
 

95 posted on 11/19/2013 1:31:34 PM PST by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: Mister Da
A Christian missionary doing door-to-door witnessing?

Amish gangsters?

96 posted on 11/19/2013 2:19:44 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Raebie

http://www.roanoke.com/news/2389287-12/state-police-creigh-deeds-stabbed-numerous-times-son.html

Deeds was stabbed “numerous times about the head and upper torso,” state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said during a news conference at Virginia State Police headquarters in Albemarle County today.

Gus Deeds, 24, died inside the home from a gunshot, which another law enforcement officer said was an “apparent” self-inflicted wound.

The senator’s son was evaluated under an emergency custody order by mental health professionals on Monday and released, Dennis Cropper, executive director of the Rockbridge County Community Services Board, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

The emergency custody order allowed Austin C. “Gus” Deeds to be held as long as four hours to determine whether he should be held longer, up to 48 hours, under a temporary detention order, Cropper said. The son was evaluated at Bath Community Hospital. An emergency custody order can be released by any magistrate.

Cropper said no psychiatric bed could be located across a wide area of western Virginia and the son was released.


97 posted on 11/19/2013 3:09:19 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: reaganaut

is there a third party to this


98 posted on 11/19/2013 4:22:14 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Fred Nerks

disgusting...no bed available


99 posted on 11/19/2013 4:23:24 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Thank you for your post.

This is a tragic story. The son had emotional/mental problems and was taken involuntarily to hospital the eve before.They released him “because there were no mental health beds” and then this happened. Fox reported that the senator tried very hard for a long time to help his son.

My prayers go out to him and his family.


100 posted on 11/19/2013 4:48:59 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie
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