The initiatives announced Tuesday follow the November death of a Virginia state senator’s son less than one day after he had been released from emergency custody.
A Virginia state senator and onetime gubernatorial candidate stabbed by his son said Friday that he is “alive so must live,” his first public statement since the assault and his son’s suicide shortly thereafter.
Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds has been released from the hospital, three days after he was repeatedly stabbed by his son in an apparent attempted murder-suicide.
A Virginia health official said his office opened an investigation into why state Sen. Creigh Deeds’ son was reportedly released from emergency custody the day before he stabbed his father and killed himself.
A Virginia official says an investigation has been opened into why the son of a state senator was reportedly released from emergency custody the day before he stabbed his dad and killed himself.
Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds was in good condition at a hospital Wednesday, a day after the one-time Democratic gubernatorial nominee was apparently stabbed by his son.
By most accounts, Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds had a particularly close relationship with his son believed responsible stabbing him multiple times before taking his own life.
The son of Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds stabbed his father in the head and chest Tuesday before apparently killing himself with a gun, according to initial reports from police.
The nation’s first elected black governor said he knew Democratic Sen. Creigh Deeds would support repealing the law enacted during his term 19 years ago when Virginia was a gun-runner’s paradise. Deeds opposed it back then.