Senator Creigh Deeds was found stabbed multiple times in the head and torso in his Bath County home this morning and was flown by helicopter to the University of Virginia hospital where he remains in critical condition. His son, 24-year-old Gus Deeds, was also found shot to death in their home. State Police attempted to revive Gus Deeds when they arrived but he passed before they could transport him to the hospital.
At this time State police say they are not looking for suspects.
Va. Governor Bob McDonnell called the news “utterly heartbreaking” saying “In this tough and sad time, our thoughts and prayers are with the Deeds family,” McDonnell continued “Creigh Deeds is an exceptional and committed public servant who has always done what he believes is best for Virginia and who gives his all to public service.”
“I urge all Virginians today to join me in praying for a full and complete recovery for Creigh and for many more years of his public service to the Commonwealth. At this moment, our state unites in prayer for Creigh Deeds and his family,” he added.
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