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Gus Deeds memorial services scheduled for next month

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BATH, VA (WWBT) -

The life of Gus Deeds will be remembered at two events next month.

Deeds, who committed suicide after seriously wounding his father, Sen. Creigh Deeds, back in November, will be remembered May 3. One service will take place at 10 a.m. at Millboro Elementary School in Millboro. Another remembrance is scheduled for 3 p.m. that day at the Nature Camp in Vesuvius.

State Police investigators called the incident an attempted murder-suicide. Gus Deeds reportedly stabbed his father multiple times in the head and chest before shooting and killing himself in the Deeds' Bath County home.

Now recovered from his injuries, Creigh Deeds, who was the Democratic nominee for governor of Virginia in 2009, has been outspoken about the need for mental health reforms that could prevent a future similar tragedy.

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