The Millboro area of Bath County remains in shock today after what appears to be a suicide by the 24 year old son of State Sen. Creigh Deeds, who is hospitalized at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville with multiple stab wounds of his upper torso and face.
Deeds was airlifted to the hospital Tuesday morning and originally listed in critical condition but was upgraded to fair Tuesday night and State Police say they are investigating the incident at the Millboro home of Deeds as an attempted murder and suicide by the young Deeds.
Deeds, who practices law in Hot Springs, ran unsuccessfully for attorney general in 2005 and governor in 2009 — loosing both times to Bob McDonnell, the current governor who ends his term at the end of the year under a cloud.
While running for governor, Deeds campaigned in Floyd County, appearing at the Friday Night Jamboree with then-governor Tim Kaine, now a U.S. Senator from Virginia. His son Gus campaigned with him and played banjo on stage at the Floyd Country Store.
The younger Deeds apparently suffered from emotional problems and sought psychiatric help the day before his suicide and his father’s stabbing.