Creigh Deeds speaks at a rally at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, in October 27, 2009
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Senator stabbed 'multiple times' say police

A Virginia state senator is in hospital after being stabbed "multiple times" in his home, where his son was found dead of a gunshot wound, police say.

Virginia state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said Creigh Deeds had "been able to talk with investigators and our troopers" about the incident, despite his injuries.