Deeds Improves to Good Condition after Stabbing

November 20, 2013

The police investigation continues into the stabbing of Virginia Sen. Creigh Deeds and the shooting death of his son.

On Wednesday, state Sen. Creigh Deeds' condition improved from fair to good. He was listed in critical condition Tuesday morning when he was airlifted to the UVa Medical Center.

The word of Sen. Deeds' improving condition at the Medical Center is encouraging for local Democrats.

"Creigh has tremendous positive energy as he attends events and meets-and-greets with the residents of the Charlottesville area," said Linda Seaman, co-chair of the Charlottesville Democrats. "I think Creigh is someone who has hugged more people in this town than anyone I know."

Police say the senator was stabbed multiple times in his home in Millboro. His son, 24-year-old Austin “Gus” Deeds, died at the scene by an apparent gunshot wound.

State police say they're investigating this as a possible attempted murder and suicide.

The medical examiner in Roanoke is performing an autopsy on Gus Deeds today. Meanwhile. officials are expected to release additional information sometime Wednesday afternoon

CBS19 contacted Bath County High School, where Gus Deeds graduated. A school spokeswoman says they had no comment out of respect of the family and that they said they want to give privacy to their students

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