No criminal charges in Deeds stabbing

In a Sept. 25, 2009 photo, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds spends time with his son Gus, left, on the road to Halifax, Va., between campaign events. Virginia State Police confirmed Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, that Creigh Deeds was stabbed multiple times and his son Gus, 24, was shot and killed at Deeds' Home in Bath County, Va., during a Tuesday morning assault. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Hyunsoo Leo Kim)
In a Sept. 25, 2009 photo, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds spends time with his son Gus, left, on the road to Halifax, Va., between campaign events. Virginia State Police confirmed Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, that Creigh Deeds was stabbed multiple times and his son Gus, 24, was shot and killed at Deeds' Home in Bath County, Va., during a Tuesday morning assault. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Hyunsoo Leo Kim)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WAVY) – The Bath County Commonwealth’s Attorney has declined to initiate criminal prosecution in the attack on Sen. Creigh Deeds.

Deeds was stabbed by his son Gus in their Bath home Nov. 19. Gus Deeds then killed himself. He had been released from an emergency custody order when a psychiatric bed wasn’t available for him just the day before.

“I have reviewed the materials submitted to my office resulting from the Virginia State Police investigation of the wounding of robert Creigh Deeds and the subsequent death of his son, Austin Creigh Deeds on November 19, 2013. I find no criminal involvement in this matter and, accordingly, decline to initiate a criminal prosecution,” Bath County Commonwealth’s Attorney John Singleton said in a letter to the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Corinne Geller with Virginia State Police said since the attack, agents have been investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident including actions of the Rockbridge Area Community Services. The CA’s decision closes the case for VSP.

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