WMRA News
11:41 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Senator Creigh Deeds Stabbed, but in Fair Condition

Early Tuesday morning, Virginia Senator Creigh Deeds was involved in an altercation with his son Austin, and the Senator was stabbed at his house in Bath County.  Senator Deeds was seriously wounded, but is reported to be alert and in fair condition at UVA Medical Center.

First responders to the house found Austin, whose nickname was Gus, suffering from life-threatening injuries associated with a gunshot wound. He died at the scene.

In Charlottesville, the UVA University Democrats and College Republicans will hold a joint vigil for Deeds at 7 p.m. Thursday at the UVA McIntire Amphitheatre.

Read the story of Austin's struggle with mental illness in the Washington Post

Read the full report by the Richmond Times-Dispatch