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Sen. Creigh Deeds Stabbed, Son Shot Dead
WRIC.com ^ | November 19, 2013 | WRIC

Posted on 11/19/2013 7:27:25 AM PST by Raebie

MIILLBORO, Va. (WRIC)—Former gubernatorial candidate and Democratic State Senator Creigh Deeds is in critical condition after being stabbed in his home Tuesday morning.

At 7:25 a.m. on Nov. 19, Virginia State Police responded to Deeds' home in Bath County, where Deeds had been stabbed. The senator's son, Gus, was found fatally shot at the scene.

Deeds was flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition.

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Salem Field Office is conducting an investigation into the assault.

8News crews are headed to both Deeds' Millboro home and the University of Virginia Medical Center. Stay with us online and watch 8News at Noon for updates.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: bath; bathcounty; bathva; creighdeeds; dead; deeds; gusdeeds; shot; son; stabbed; virginia
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1 posted on 11/19/2013 7:27:25 AM PST by Raebie
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To: Raebie

Family argument?


2 posted on 11/19/2013 7:28:57 AM PST by edcoil (System now set up not to allow some to win but for no one to lose!)
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To: edcoil

Maybe...or just another reason we need new gun laws (/s)


3 posted on 11/19/2013 7:32:16 AM PST by gr8eman (Bandying nice with wannabe commies is over! You're either for freedom or you're not!)
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To: Raebie
A Christian missionary doing door-to-door witnessing?

Either that, or street vermin not worth the air IT breathes. You make the call.

4 posted on 11/19/2013 7:34:01 AM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Raebie
From another Source: Why did he stab his father with a knife, when he had a gun? Odd.
5 posted on 11/19/2013 7:34:54 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: edcoil

Could be. Weird that one was stabbed and one was shot. Unless they each had a weapon...


6 posted on 11/19/2013 7:35:22 AM PST by Raebie (WS)
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To: edcoil

“Senator Creigh Deeds is in serious condition after being assaulted by his son in his Bath County home “


7 posted on 11/19/2013 7:35:22 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Raebie

Another article:
Deeds critically wounded; son dead from gunshot

http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/state-regional/government-politics/sen-deeds-critically-wounded-son-dead-from-gunshot-wound/article_431e61ca-5128-11e3-944a-001a4bcf6878.html

end of article:
Deeds and his first wife, Pamela Kay Miller, had four children: Amanda,, Rebecca, Gus, and Susannah. Amanda, a graduate of the University of Virginia, and Gus, then a junior at the College of William and Mary, took time off to join their father on the trail in 2009.
Deeds and his first wife divorced in 2010. The Washington Post reported at the time that the marriage was “a casualty of a nearly 20-year pursuit of a lifelong ambition that kept him away from home.”
Deeds married Siobhan Gilbride Lomax of Lexington in June 2012.


8 posted on 11/19/2013 7:35:58 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: Raebie

OMG!!!
While I never supported the guy, this is horrible....
May God have mercy on them all....


9 posted on 11/19/2013 7:36:30 AM PST by matginzac
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To: oh8eleven

Maybe he had a knife in his hand when he cracked, or a knife was the closest thing at hand. Afterwards, he could have gotten the gun out of a safe, car, drawer, etc and shot himself.


10 posted on 11/19/2013 7:37:40 AM PST by HogsBreath
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To: Raebie

ANy comment from Michael Bllomberg? Was the son just despondent about the new healthcare law?


11 posted on 11/19/2013 7:38:24 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: oh8eleven

Psycologically, isn’t stabbing considered a very “personal” method of attack? Guns are seen as a more distant/removed method. Son intended to inflict horror and pain. Afterwards, couldn’t bring himself to go out that way, so he shot himself. My thoughts. It’s horrible however it went down.


12 posted on 11/19/2013 7:40:43 AM PST by MWestMom (Psalms 109:8)
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To: oh8eleven

Cop Dramas say that stabbing is more personal. I’m sure they wouldn’t lie about something like that.


13 posted on 11/19/2013 7:40:51 AM PST by wbill
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To: Raebie

Here we go again, the gun grabbers will have the knives out.


14 posted on 11/19/2013 7:41:00 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: MWestMom

Great minds, and all that. :-)


15 posted on 11/19/2013 7:41:45 AM PST by wbill
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To: edcoil

dead men tell no tales?


16 posted on 11/19/2013 7:41:52 AM PST by RC one (I blame all typos, grammatical errors, and spelling errors on my iphone.cu)
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To: Raebie; edcoil

It’s all speculation and first knee-jerk moment reporting. But, I initially wondered if the Dad shot the son in self defense after or during the stabbing.

I suppose we’ll find out. Don’t forget, he’s a liberal politician. So its a good bet we’ll never get the straight and total truth.

Prayers.


17 posted on 11/19/2013 7:42:04 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals can afford for things to go well, to work, for folks to be happy. They'd be out of work.)
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To: matginzac

Agree, prayers and God’s mercy on all. Some things transcend politics, and this is one such thing.


18 posted on 11/19/2013 7:43:17 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: MWestMom
Psycologically, isn’t stabbing considered a very “personal” method of attack?
Short of bare hands, I'd say so. But it was probably more in an instant of rage, rather than anything else.
19 posted on 11/19/2013 7:43:28 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: edcoil
Seems likely. From what I've seen it looks like the son stabed his dad and then shot himself. Not a big fans of Deeds but this is a tragedy and I'm praying for him and his family.

I just hate these kinds of stories. It's just impossible for me to think of anything that would have driven me to commit violence on my dad...

20 posted on 11/19/2013 7:45:01 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: oh8eleven

Maybe the father shot the son and then stabbed himself.


21 posted on 11/19/2013 7:46:08 AM PST by ComputerGuy
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To: Raebie
When it was first reported,without any information my thoughts were the son stabbed the Dad and then was shot.

Guess I was wrong on that.

22 posted on 11/19/2013 7:46:37 AM PST by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010 and Mom 4-20-26 12-8-2012)
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To: Raebie

Kinda looks like his son brought a knife to a gun fight!!!


23 posted on 11/19/2013 7:49:15 AM PST by ontap
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To: Raebie

This was the first comment about the story at DailyKos:

Please get well! (10+ / 0-)
We need to stop the Fox culture of hatred.

by whenwego on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 07:28:36 AM PST

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/11/19/1256706/-Virginia-state-Sen-Creigh-Deeds-in-critical-condition-after-stabbing#comments


24 posted on 11/19/2013 7:49:35 AM PST by Ronald_Magnus
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To: Raebie

No comment.. based on how news screws things up I’ll with hold comments for several days.


25 posted on 11/19/2013 7:50:32 AM PST by maddog55
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To: pgkdan

I don’t know what happened here, but I have seen it in another case within the past year. Dad cheats on mom. Son acts out in anger. Creigh Deeds and his wife of 30ish years and multiple children divorced. Creigh marries another woman. Son is disillusioned because his life seems to have been a political sham.


26 posted on 11/19/2013 7:51:18 AM PST by petitfour
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To: Raebie

Damn. Don’t know the guy, heard that his policies were bad, but still. Prayers for his recovery and for some sort of peace after he finds out about his son. :(


27 posted on 11/19/2013 7:52:50 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: pgkdan

” It’s just impossible for me to think of anything that would have driven me to commit violence on my dad.”

I can see my brother doing it. Luckily my parents are dead. When mom would threaten to cut off the money, he would come unglued.


28 posted on 11/19/2013 7:53:09 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: ComputerGuy

“Maybe the father shot the son and then stabbed himself.”

Yeah. Harry Carey style.


29 posted on 11/19/2013 7:54:00 AM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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To: oh8eleven
Why did he stab his father with a knife, when he had a gun?

It was personal and needed a personal touch.

30 posted on 11/19/2013 7:54:29 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Raebie

Horrible..mental issues usually appear at his sons age, late teens/early 20’s.
Just speculating but my brother loses it when the issue of him getting help has come up.


31 posted on 11/19/2013 7:56:41 AM PST by rainee (Her)
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To: Tenacious 1

“Democratic sources tell News4 that Deeds’ son Austin “Gus” Deeds attacked his father Tuesday morning before turning a gun on himself. Police say Gus Deeds died at the scene.”

Stabbed dad, shot self is the news so far.


32 posted on 11/19/2013 7:58:39 AM PST by edcoil (System now set up not to allow some to win but for no one to lose!)
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To: logitech
“Maybe the father shot the son and then stabbed himself.”

Yeah. Harry Carey style.


33 posted on 11/19/2013 7:59:26 AM PST by Wiggins
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To: Tenacious 1
Don’t forget, he’s a liberal politician. So its a good bet we’ll never get the straight and total truth.

Have they blamed TEA party radicals yet?

34 posted on 11/19/2013 8:01:15 AM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: null and void

Look for the one armed man with the Gadsden flag.


35 posted on 11/19/2013 8:08:13 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Raebie

I noted this:

Del. David Toscano, Charlottesville Democrat, said in a statement that Mr. Deeds is in critical condition at the UVA hospital, is being closely monitored and is in intensive care.

“This is a terrible tragedy,” Mr. Toscano said. “Senator Deeds was very close to his son Gus, and has taken herculean efforts to help him over the years.”

Probably had a very difficult son, maybe drugs, have no idea yet. It has to be horrid.


36 posted on 11/19/2013 8:10:06 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: gr8eman

“Maybe...or just another reason we need new gun laws (/s)”

What, a law to keep guns out of the hands of Democrats? Now, THAT would reduce a lot of crime for sure!


37 posted on 11/19/2013 8:11:31 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: petitfour

What a horrible shame.


38 posted on 11/19/2013 8:18:16 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: grumpygresh

“Here we go again, the gun grabbers will have the knives out.”

Pun intended, or just happy coincidence?


39 posted on 11/19/2013 8:18:47 AM PST by ConservativeChris (I feel like Marvin Boggs!)
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To: Raebie

Odd that the son was shot and the Senator was stabbed?

Who attacks a grown man with a knife when he’s carrying a gun?


40 posted on 11/19/2013 8:21:00 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: null and void

Just Fox so far.


41 posted on 11/19/2013 8:27:03 AM PST by goldi
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Austin ‘Gus’ Deeds, Son, Reportedly Stabs Senator Creigh Deeds; Kills Self

Austin ‘Gus’ Deeds, the son of Virginia Senator Creigh Deeds, stabbed the senator before shooting himself, according to reports.

Virginia state police said that his son attacked him on Tuesday before he turned the gun on himself, News4 reported, citing unnamed sources.

Gus Deeds died on the scene, officials said.

Police were sent to Deeds’ home at around 7:25 a.m.

A local newspaper, The Recorder, said that Gus Deeds “stabbed his father, Sen. Creigh Deeds, this morning, and then shot himself.”

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/364270-austin-gus-deeds-son-reportedly-stabs-senator-creigh-deeds-kills-self/


42 posted on 11/19/2013 8:27:44 AM PST by kcvl
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To: edcoil

I have known Sen. Deeds for many years, going back to when he was in the House of Delegates. He is a great guy. He was responsible for the amendment to the state constitution preserving the right to hunt and fish in Virginia (a totally unnecessary amendment, but you never know).

Deeds lives in the state’s least populous county, Bath County, where there are natural hot springs and the Homestead resort. About 3,000 people live there, I think. It is against the West Va line.

I have never met his son.

Deeds ended up in a recount in his race for attorney general, losing by about 400 votes, I think. He lost to the man now governor, McDonall.


43 posted on 11/19/2013 8:28:55 AM PST by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: ConservativeChris

I think he was just being “weaponist”.


44 posted on 11/19/2013 8:29:05 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MWestMom

MWestMom Wrote:
“Psycologically, isn’t stabbing considered a very “personal” method of attack? Guns are seen as a more distant/removed method. Son intended to inflict horror and pain. Afterwards, couldn’t bring himself to go out that way, so he shot himself. My thoughts. It’s horrible however it went down.”

Yes ma’am, knives are very much up-close-and-personal, and as some say, ‘once administered, to watch the change in the light of the eyes directly’. It is also said that knife tips have a bad habit of sticking in bone. That might explain the gun use.

This story has a lot of “fill in the blanks” yet, so I withhold my observations.


45 posted on 11/19/2013 8:29:30 AM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: edcoil

Very tragic for the fractured families; so much divorce, pain, and mental illness; young men need jobs and their own families; need independence.


46 posted on 11/19/2013 8:30:56 AM PST by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began,)
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To: MWestMom

“Psychologically, isn’t stabbing considered a very “personal” method of attack?”

Bingo. Lots of rage involved.


47 posted on 11/19/2013 8:31:12 AM PST by animal172 (Calling Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Raebie

One fine day in the middle of the night
A father and son began to fight

Back to back they faced each other
Drew their knives and shot each other.

A blind man saw it a deaf man heard it
and a man with no legs run to get the police.

or so I’ver been told


48 posted on 11/19/2013 8:34:35 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: animal172; MWestMom
Psychologically, isn’t stabbing considered a very “personal” method of attack...Lots of rage involved.

Just ask Norman Bates.

49 posted on 11/19/2013 8:35:22 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: petitfour
My thoughts exactly. His son campaigned for him — then after reelection he divorced and married young wife. I can understand why a son would be livid. Too bad the son had to destroy his own life.

What kind of man is the father?

50 posted on 11/19/2013 8:38:26 AM PST by Kay
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