Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Va Senator Creigh Deeds stabbed, in critical condition; son dead -- UPDATED

In a heartbreaking turn of events, news is breaking all over social media that Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds was stabbed this morning and his son is dead from a gunshot wound at their home.

From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, is in critical condition after being stabbed in his home and his son Gus is dead from a gunshot wound, law enforcement sources told the Richmond Times-Dispatch this morning.

Deeds is being treated at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
Reporter Julie Carey has reported on Twitter:
Creigh Deeds is a long-time representative for citizens in western Virginia and at one time was delegate for western Augusta County before the 20th House District was added in 2001.

In 2005 Deeds ran for attorney generation as the Democratic candidate against Republican Bob McDonnell in a contest that ended in a recount. McDonnell won with just over 300 votes.

Four years later Deeds again ran against McDonnell for governor. McDonnell won in a landslide and swept the top three.

Prayers go to Senator Deeds and his family at this tragic time.

3:30 p.m. Richmond Times-Dispatch has an updated article about the tragedy.

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