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Police believe Va. senator was stabbed by son

2 years 11 months 5 days ago November 19, 2013 Nov 19, 2013 Tuesday, November 19 2013 November 19, 2013 1:59 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.- Police say the son of a state senator in Virginia stabbed his father before shooting himself to death.

Virginia State Police said Tuesday afternoon that authorities are still investigating the stabbing of Sen. Creigh (kree) Deeds, but it appears it was an attempted murder and suicide.

Deeds' 24-year-old son, Gus, died at the home of a gunshot wound. Geller says the senator and his son were the only people at the home Tuesday morning.

A hospital spokeswoman says Deeds' condition has improved to fair. He was previously listed in critical.

Deeds was the Democratic candidate for governor in 2009 and lost to current Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell.


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