MILLBORO — State Sen. Creigh Deeds was stabbed numerous times and his son died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after an early Tuesday morning altercation between them at their Bath County home.
Virginia State Police are investigating the incident as an attempted murder and suicide but that is not an “absolute determination” in the ongoing case, spokeswoman Corinne Geller said.
Deeds was stabbed “numerous times about the head and upper torso,” Geller said during a news conference at state police headquarters in Albemarle County. Austin C. “Gus” Deeds, 24, died inside the home from a single gunshot wound. He died one day after undergoing a mental health evaluation, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Read more from Wednesday’s lead story: Police investigate son’s role in stabbing of Creigh Deeds
Catch up on the rest of our coverage:
- Deeds to push for mental health reforms (Nov. 26, 2013)
- Creigh Deeds released from hospital, spokesman says (Nov. 22, 2013)
- McDonnell orders state review of Deeds case (Nov. 21, 2013)
- Editorial: A father’s heartbreak (Nov. 21, 2013)
- Deeds attack puts Virginia’s mental health system in spotlight (Nov. 20, 2013)
- Autopsy: Deeds’ son shot self with rifle after attack (Nov. 20, 2013)
- #CreighTunes tweets take flight in support of Creigh Deeds (Nov. 20, 2013)
- Shortage of psychiatric beds a lingering concern (Nov. 20, 2013)
- Tightly knit Bath County ‘in shock’ after Creigh Deeds tragedy (Nov. 19, 2013)