Son of Stabbed State Senator Treated for Bipolar Disorder, Friends Say
(BATH COUNTY, Va.) -- Before stabbing his politician father and taking his own life outside of his home, Gus Deeds, 24, struggled with a bipolar disorder that had utterly changed his life a few years ago, his friends told ABC News. Those who know him say he idolized his father, state senator and 2009 Democratic nominee for governor Creigh Deeds. He was a brilliant musician who could pick up just about any instrument and play. And he was a kind soul who wore his heart on his sleeve.