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Inspector General Raises New Questions About Handling Of Gus Deeds

Inspector General Raises New Questions About Handling Of Gus Deeds

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State investigators have found no evidence that a mental health official attempted to contact facilities that had bed space for the late Gus Deeds. Virginia’s Inspector General says investigators are unable to verify a claim by an employee of the Rockbridge Area Community Services Board. That evaluator, who works out of Lexington, was told to find a psychiatric bed for State Senator Creigh Deeds’s only son. The employee says he got in touch with ten facilities, but the Inspector General’s office says phone records and interviews show only seven facilities were contacted. A report that was released Thursday says facilities that were not contacted had available beds. Gus Deeds returned to his Bath County home November 18th, and stabbed his father in the head and torso the following day. While Senator Deeds had left his house to get medical help, his son took his own life. Bath Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris Singleton notified the State Police earlier in the day that he was not going to pursue criminal charges related to the case. . The Inspector General has released a lengthy report on the investigation and it can be seen here: http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/wvir/documents/DeedsIncidentReport.pdf

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