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Probe delays release of Va. senator attack report

Wednesday - 3/26/2014, 8:40am  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- A police investigation has delayed the release of a report on an attack on a Virginia state senator by his son.

The Office of the Inspector General investigated what happened to Austin "Gus" Deeds. The 24-year-old Deeds attacked his father, Sen. Creigh Deeds, with a knife on Nov. 19, 2013, and then killed himself. The younger Deeds had been released the previous day from an emergency custody order because a psychiatric bed could not be found for him.

Inspector General Michael Morehart tells The Daily Progress ( ) that the report was completed March 10. He says Virginia State Police requested that the report be withheld from the public until it completes an investigation to determine whether to file criminal charges.


Information from: The Daily Progress,

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