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Deeds Lashes Out At Lexington Area Mental Health Agency

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Deeds Lashes Out At Lexington Area Mental Health Agency

A local lawmaker has lashed out at the community services board that serves the Lexington area. State Senator Creigh Deeds (pictured) has told a weekly newspaper that serves Highland County and his home turf in Bath that Virginia’s mental health system failed his only son. The 55-year-old Deeds also told the Highland Recorder that nothing can bring his son back. State Police believe the late Gus Deeds stabbed his father on the morning of November 19th and died a short time later from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Senator Deeds contends the Rockbridge County Community Services Board should be held accountable for his son’s decision to take his own life. Deeds says the house in Millboro that Deeds shared with his son was an inconvenient distance for the board’s employees in Lexington.