CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (November 22, 2013) Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds was released Friday morning from the University of Virginia Medical Center, to which he was airlifted Tuesday from his home after his son stabbed him repeatedly.
Police say Deeds’ son, Gus, 24, then shot himself to death.
State police investigators are still attempting to determine what prompted the violent encounter between Deeds and his son.
The two apparently had a close relationship.
Media outlets reported that an emergency custody order was issued for Gus Deeds, but said he was released because mental health workers could not find a psychiatric bed for him.
The director of the inspector general program for behavioral health in Virginia has opened an investigation into the matter.
Deeds said in a tweet Friday, "I am alive so must live. Some wounds won't heal. Your prayers and your friendship are important to me."