November 20th, 2013
09:12 PM ET

Report: Deed's son had mental health evaluation day before killing himself

New developments in the stabbing of Virginia state senator Cree Deeds, and the suicide of his son Gus.

Sources close to the investigation tell CNN Deeds was stabbed more than ten times outside his home, stumbling down the driveway bleeding while his son went inside and shot himself with a rifle.

Deputies called to Creigh Deeds' home day before fatal fight, Virginia police say

We are also learning the sheriff was called to the house on Monday and brought Gus Deeds to the hospital for a mental evaluation. He was released after officials failed to find him a bed, but CNN has learned there were beds available.

Chris Lawrence is in Charlottesville, Virginia with the OutFront investigation.

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  1. Sae

    I worked as charge nurse in a crisis mental health facility, that is free for people without insurance or Medicaid. The problem is people who run these facilities are not medical and don't reach out to people in the community that need it. Instead to fill beds, they take homeless, jail diversion, and drug addicts to fill the beds and collect money from community and state. People that truly need it don't know these type of facilities are out there and the saddest part is I have taken in drug addicts and homeless because they have no place to go and turned away people that truly need it.

    November 20, 2013 at 11:28 pm | Reply

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