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Police leaning toward attempted murder-suicide in Sen. Deeds case

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Sen. Creigh Deeds (Source: Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus) Sen. Creigh Deeds (Source: Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus)
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Virginia State Police are now leaning toward attempted murder-suicide in the stabbing of Senator Creigh Deeds and shooting death of his son.

The former gubernatorial-hopeful is now in fair condition at the University of Virginia Medical Center after being stabbed multiple times to his head and chest. His son, Austin "Gus" Deeds, was found dead of a gunshot would at the Bath County home Tuesday morning. 

Sources told NBC Washington it was Gus Deeds who stabbed his father before shooting and killing himself. 

Sen. Deeds walked down the hill from his home to Route 42, where he was spotted and picked up by a cousin who was driving by. They drove to the cousin's house where the 911 call was placed to the sheriff's office, according to State Police.

Deeds was flown by helicopter to University of Virginia Medical Center with serious injuries Tuesday morning, according to State Police. He is in critical condition, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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