The Richmond-Times Dispatch is reporting that state Senator Creigh Deeds has been stabbed and is in critical condition. His son, Gus, is dead from a gunshot wound.
The Recorder writes “According to unconfirmed reports from observers at the scene, Gus Deeds stabbed his father, Sen. Creigh Deeds, this morning, and then shot himself.”
Deeds was the Democratic nominee for governor in 2009. His campaign for AG in 2005 has been in the news a lot lately as the most recent statewide contest to go to a recount.
My prayers are with Creigh and his family right now.