Creigh Deeds released from hospital three days after stabbing

Creigh Deeds was stabbed several times in an altercation with his son. Photo: Associated Press

(WJLA) - Virginia State Sen. Creigh Deeds was released from a Charlottesville hospital Friday morning, three days after being stabbed inside his Bath County home.

Deeds' condition steadily improved after being stabbed several times about the head and torso Tuesday morning, sending him to the hospital with serious injuries.

The stabbing happened during an altercation with his 24-year-old son, Gus. His son died of a gunshot wound shortly after the stabbing.

An investigation into the entire incident continues, but Virginia State Police have said that they believe the stabbing and shooting was part of an attempted murder-suicide.

In a tweet, Deeds said that the prayers and well wishes from everyone have been important to his recovery.

I am alive so must live. Some wounds won't heal. Your prayers and your friendship are important to me

— Creigh Deeds (@CreighDeeds) November 22, 2013

Jeff Goldberg contributed to this report.