Creigh Deeds (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)

Virginia state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds stabbed; adult son fatally shot

The former Democratic nominee for governor is in critical condition


Steve Szkotak
November 19, 2013 10:55PM (UTC)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a senator and former gubernatorial candidate was stabbed multiple times at his home and his son died there from a gunshot wound.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said authorities received a 911 call Tuesday morning and responded to Sen. Creigh Deeds' home. They found the Democratic senator there with stab wounds to his head and chest and he was flown to a hospital. He is in critical condition. Deeds' 24-year-old son Gus was also found at the home, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Advertisement:

Geller wouldn't say who stabbed the senator or who shot his son, but she did say police were not looking for any suspects.

The 55-year-old Deeds has been in the state Senate since 2001. He also ran for attorney general and governor, losing both times to current Gov. Bob McDonnell.


Steve Szkotak

MORE FROM Steve Szkotak

Related Topics ------------------------------------------

Associated Press Creigh Deeds Gus Deeds R. Creigh Deeds Virginia

BROWSE SALON.COM
COMPLETELY AD FREE,
FOR THE NEXT HOUR

Read Now, Pay Later - no upfront
registration for 1-Hour Access

Click Here
7-Day Access and Monthly
Subscriptions also available
No tracking or personal data collection
beyond name and email address

•••






Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •