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Va. Senator Who Was Stabbed Was Close to Son

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Sen. Creigh Deeds (D) | Photo courtesy of ABC affiliate WJLA Sen. Creigh Deeds (D) | Photo courtesy of ABC affiliate WJLA

By LARRY O'DELL | Associated Press
    
MILLBORO, Va. (AP) - As Virginia state Sen. Creigh (kree) Deeds lay in a hospital with stab wounds apparently inflicted by his son, police are investigating what could have led to the violent encounter.
    
By many accounts, Creigh Deeds and his 24-year-old son had a close relationship. Gus Deeds left college to help his father's 2009 campaign for governor. A Bath County neighbor says he can't fathom why Deeds apparently stabbed his father before killing himself.
    
Authorities are still piecing together a motive but they suspect that is what happened Tuesday morning at the Deeds home in Millboro.
    
Deeds was in fair condition at a hospital in Charlottesville.
    
State police investigators are expected to update their investigation on Wednesday.



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