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New Details Come to Light in Deeds Investigation

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State Senator Creigh Deeds was upgraded from fair to good condition Wednesday, one day after being stabbed multiple times.

According to the medical examiner, an autopsy revealed Deeds's son, Gus, who died at the scene, was killed by a self-inflicted rifle wound.

Investigators say they believe Deeds and his 24-year-old son got into a fight outside of their Millboro home Tuesday.

CNN reports that Deeds was stabbed 10 times in the attempted murder-suicide.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Gus received a mental health evaluation Monday, but officials said he was not admitted to a hospital because no bed was available.

However, according to the Washington Post, at least three hospitals near Bath County - Western State Hospital in Staunton, Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, and UVA Medical Center - had psychiatric units with room available, but they were never called.

And now the Associated Press reports the Inspector General's Behavioral Health Office for Virginia has launched an investigation into why Gus was released from emergency custody.