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Gov. McDonnell Calls For State Review Following Creigh Deeds Stabbing

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As police continue to investigate the stabbing of Bath County state Senator Creigh Deeds, Governor Bob McDonnell has ordered a state review of the events leading up to the incident.

Virginia's secretary of health and human resources, Bill Hazel, has already started his assessment.

In an interview Thursday, McDonnell spoke out about the issues surrounding Virginia's mental health care system.

"Creigh's a great dad," McDonnell said. "He obviously tried to do something for his son on Monday, and the system didn't do the things to support him that we'd like to see."

The review will look into conflicting reports by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Washington Post.

The Times-Dispatch reported on Tuesday the Rockbridge Area Community Services Board could not find a bed for Deeds's son Gus following an emergency custody order issued on Monday, so he was released.

Wednesday, the Washington Post found three regional hospitals, including UVA Medical Center, who claimed they had beds available.

But Thursday, the Times-Dispatch reported the Rockbridge Area Community Services Board stands by their "no beds available" claim, and has "thorough records" of every hospital it contacted.

Officials at UVA Medical Center say Senator Deeds is still in good condition.