Virginia State Senator Stabbed in Home, Son Found Dead Staff
Posted: Nov 19, 2013 2:01 PM
A Virginia state senator who mounted an unsuccessful bid for governor in 2009 was stabbed and critically wounded in an attack at his home early on Tuesday, and his adult son was killed by a gunshot wound, police said. Creigh Deeds, 55, a Democrat, was flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center where he was being treated for stab wounds to his head and upper body, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller told a news conference. Police gave scant details about what they believe happened inside the home, except to say they were not looking for any suspects in the attack, which occurred at the senator’s permanent residence in Millboro, in one of the state’s least populated counties.