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    VA - State Senator Creigh Deeds Stabbed in Bath County Home

    Virginia State Police say State Senator Creigh Deeds is in serious condition after being assaulted by his son in his Bath County home Tuesday morning.

    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.

    Virginia State Police were called to Deeds' home at 7:25 a.m., and the senator was flown to UVA Hospital in Charlottesville.

    The investigation into the incident is ongoing.
    http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/lo...232498761.html
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    I found a news update that said a second deceased victim was found in the home. Wikipedia article on Deeds says he divorced and then remarried in 2012. Could his son have killed his stepmom and then tried to do so to his father?
    My first thought was that there could be political overtones but apparently not..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snick1946 View Post
    I found a news update that said a second deceased victim was found in the home. Wikipedia article on Deeds says he divorced and then remarried in 2012. Could his son have killed his stepmom and then tried to do so to his father?
    My first thought was that there could be political overtones but apparently not..
    The Times Dispatch article says: Regarding Deeds' son, state police would only say that "a second individual at the residence is deceased."

    They seem to be talking about the son.
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    All accounts I've seen say there were two vicitms - Creigh Deeds, injured critically, and his son, who is deceased.

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    So sad....

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    Deeds is in hospital in Cville and his son Gus (24) is dead from self inflicted gunshot. Deeds is reported to have been stabbed in the head and upperbody. I don't have a link,it's on the radio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elley Mae View Post
    Deeds is in hospital in Cville and his son Gus (24) is dead from self inflicted gunshot. Deeds is reported to have been stabbed in the head and upperbody. I don't have a link,it's on the radio.
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    Senator Deeds was alert and has talked to investigators.

    http://www.nbc29.com/story/24009378/...ed-in-his-home
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    So sad. We live in Va, and he is a good person... I hope he fully recovers - I'm sure whoever stabbed him did not expect him to survive and be able to tell. I do hope it's not as Snick1946 has suggested.

    ETA: Nevermind. I think Snick1946 is correct.

    Virginia State Police Sgt. Mike King told the Roanoke Times that Gus Deeds suffered an “apparent” self-inflicted gunshot wound. King told the Times that the father and son were the only ones in the house at the time.

    Geller said authorities are not looking for anyone else who might have been involved in the assault.

    “We’re not looking for a third person,” Geller said. “We’re five hours into the investigation. There’s still a lot more work to be done.”

    A second news conference has been scheduled for 3 p.m.
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    Well, this is a shame:

    Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds stabbed by son who then killed himself: report

    .....Law enforcement sources are investigating what led to the violence. Just a day earlier, Gus Deeds had been evaluated under an emergency custody order for mental health issues, Dennis Cropper, executive director of the Rockbridge County Community Services Board, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

    Health officials said that no psychiatric bed was available for Deeds and so he was released...

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/poli...#ixzz2l7d7JLqq
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    So close, and so sad. Break-ins are on the rise here in Eastern Ky. People are breaking in, stealing, then taking what they steal to the pawn shops. They have already hit me one time this year. I was hoping that this was the case here. When you live in an isolated area like I do, people won't hesitate to try and do what they can do under the cover of darkness. If not for my German Shepherd bed buddy, I might not be typing this. They will even scope out to see how your security lights work. Sending prayers out to the family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by belimom View Post
    Well, this is a shame:
    That is so troubling to read that there was no bed available and he was released. They tried to do the right thing and get him help. This all could have been prevented.

    So many violent crimes are due to untreated mental illness. Is there ever going to come a time where this is acknowledged?

    Hospitals don't turn away people that are having serious physical problems like heart attack.

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    So sad. Released due to budget cuts. Nothing more. Nothing less. I see the same here in Canada. No bed. No help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by belimom View Post
    So sad. We live in Va, and he is a good person... I hope he fully recovers - I'm sure whoever stabbed him did not expect him to survive and be able to tell. I do hope it's not as Snick1946 has suggested.

    ETA: Nevermind. I think Snick1946 is correct.
    Pretty sure the son did it. They were trying to get him admitted to a psych hospital (or a regular hospital for a psych eval) and could find no open beds -- this was a day, or days, before this incident. I read this on cnn.com a few minutes ago.

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