Virginia

Police Say It's Likely VA State Senator Was Stabbed By His Son, Who Later Shot Himself

Creigh Deeds is in fair condition in hospital

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The day before he apparently stabbed his father at the family's home in rural Bath County, the son of Virginia state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds underwent a psychiatric evaluation but was not admitted to a hospital, because no bed was available.

Deeds was listed in fair condition late Tuesday after his son, Austin, stabbed him in the face and chest, then shot himself in what investigators suspect was an attempted murder and suicide.

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