Resignation from Official Looking into Attack on Va. Senator Deeds

Official investigating attack on Va. Senator Deeds by son resigns, claims interference.

File photo of Austin "Gus" Deeds with Senator Creigh Deeds

March 4, 2014

Citing interference, the lead investigator of the events that led to an attack on Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds by his son has resigned.

The resignation involves G. Douglas Bevelacqua, the director of the inspector general program for behavioral health in Virginia. In a letter to Governor Terry McAuliffe, he writes that revisions by his boss would "diminish the report's" value as the state reviews the Nov. 19 attack on Senator Deeds.

Austin "Gus" Deeds attacked his father with a knife at their Bath County home, leaving the senator with deep slashes on his face. His 24-year-old son then committed suicide.

Gus Deeds had been released from an expired emergency custody order 13 hours before the attack.

Inspector General Michael Morehart did not immediately respond Tuesday.

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