No criminal charges will be filed in the stabbing of state Senator Creigh Deeds by his son in November.
Bath County Commonwealth’s Attorney John Singleton announced his decision in a letter to state police captain Timothy Lyon on Thursday.
Deeds’ son Gus stabbed him on November 19, 2013 at their Bath County home.
Gus Deeds later committed suicide.
Gus Deeds was released from Rockbridge Area Community Services the day before stabbing his dad.
A state police spokesperson says the investigation included the stabbing incident and all circumstances surrounding it, including the actions of employees of Rockbridge Area Community Services.
"I have reviewed the materials submitted to my office resulting from the Virginia State Police investigation of the wounding of Robert Creigh Deeds and the subsequent death of his son, Austin Creigh Deeds on November 19, 2013. I find no criminal involvement in this matter, and, accordingly, decline to initiate a criminal prosecution,” Singleton’s letter reads.