Sen. Creigh Deeds of Va. released from hospital after stabbing

9:32 AM, Nov 22, 2013   |    comments
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WUSA9) -- CBS19 in Charlottesville reports a University of Virginia Medical Center spokesperson said that Sen. Creigh Deeds was discharged from the hospital Friday morning.

Deeds was stabbed at his home in Bath County earlier this week. Police believe Gus Deeds stabbed his father and then shot himself.

On Friday, Deeds tweeted: "I am alive so must live. Some wounds won't heal. Your prayers and your friendship are important to me."

Virginia State police say when authorities arrived at the home Deed's 24-year-old son Gus was barely conscious with a gunshot wound but died soon after.

Police say after the stabbing, Sen. Deeds left the scene on foot and walked down the hill of his property to Route 42. His cousin was driving along Route 42, saw the senator and picked him up. They then drove to the cousin's home where the 911 call was placed to the sheriff's office.

Deputies arrived to find Deeds with multiple stab wounds to the head and upper torso. He was taken by ambulance to a relative's farm and then flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville for treatment.

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