May 15, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Senator Creigh Deeds may sue a local community services board over treatment his son received shortly before killing himself last year.
Deeds' lawyer, Monica Mroz, said Thursday that the senator has filed a notice of intent to sue to four local governments that are served by Rockbridge Area Community Services Board as well as the board itself.
Sen. Deeds' son stabbed his father then committed suicide at their Bath County homestead last November. The incident occurred after employees of the Rockbridge Area Community Services Board were unable to locate an available psychiatric bed for Gus Deeds. State investigators later found that some nearby beds were available.
Mroz said the senator has not decided whether to sue but is preserving his rights under state law.