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here we go. great to be with you. i'm brooke baldwin. we'll take you back to the live news conference in a moment. in case you're just tuning in, let me set this up. you know his name, george zimmerman. the self-styled neighborhood watchman who was acquitted in the murder of 17-year-old trayvon martin. back in a courtroom today, and he just walked out of this seminole county courtroom not too long ago after being charged with felony aggravated assault for allegedly pointing a gun at his girlfriend. here he is in court moments ago. jail suit, cuffed, beard. i want to take you back to the news conference underway. you're going to be hearing from his attorneys. >> a lot of times things are included in police reports that don't end up being true. whether or not the sheriff has certain items in evidence is going to be developing over time. we have the same police report that you all have. we have no more greater knowledge of what the sheriff has in their evidence locker
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than what you do. so as far as what the evidence the state has against them, that's yet to be determined. >> does he possess an ar-15 and a shotgun? >> the police report indicates firearms were recovered. we don't have any further knowledge. >> why can't he go to the elementary school -- >> the state attorney asked for a specific address to be included in the exclusionary zone. exclues their zone, meaning he can't go to a certain place or within 1500 feet of a certain place. as far as why the state attorney asked for that, i don't know. >> i can answer that. the alleged victim has a child. >> something to do with his girlfriend's daughter? >> yes, that's what i just told him. >> oh, i'm sorry. >> okay. >> are you collecting donations? >> no, absolutely not. no. my name is jeff dowdy. i'm the chief of the seminole county public defenders office. >> i'm daniel magaro.
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i'm an assistant public defender. >> you want to end this? >> yeah. >> that's it. thank you very much. >> okay. let's get out of that. you just heard the tail end of this news conference. back to the news here. this is what's happening. this is what you need to know before we have a bigger conversation. so police have now arrested george zimmerman. they arrested him at this florida home of his girlfriend. that happened yesterday. i want to play you some sound. this is a 911 call from this woman, just to set the scene. >> he's in my houses breaking all my [ bleep ] because i asked him to leave. he has his freaking gun breaking all my stuff now. you're doing this again? you just broke my glass table. you just broke my sunglasses and you put your gun in my freaking face and told me to get the [ bleep ] out. this is not your house. no, get out of here. >> so if you listen to that really, really closely, there's a man who can be heard in the background telling her to calm down.
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but then she tells the dispatcher that the man just pushed her out of the house, locked the door. so that was her 911 call. there is an entirely separate 911 call, a man believed to be george zimmerman. you will hear how he tells a dispatcher he's calling, to quote him, because i just want everyone to know the truth. here it is. >> my girlfriend has for lack of a better word gone crazy on me. just started smashing stuff, taking stuff that belonged to me and throwing it outside, throwing it out of her room, throwing it all over the house. she broke a glass table because she threw something on it. >> when deputies arrived at that home, they pushed the door open, which by the way was blocked by several pieces of smaller furniture. they found george zimmerman sitting there unarmed. police say he was passive and cooperative. so we're going to have a bigger legal conversation about this in
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a minute. i want to go straight to the scene where you saw those attorneys. we know he will be released on bond, $9,000. what else did we learn today? >> reporter: well, in addition to that $9,000 bond, brooke, the judge set certain restrictions as a condition of this bond, including zimmerman cannot have any contact with the alleged victim in this case. he's also been told he has to stay away from two specific addresses. one is the location of this alleged incident, the home in florida. and another home. zimmerman is not supposed to have any weapons or ammunition in his possession. he's not supposed to travel outside of the state of florida. also, he's going to be electronically monitoring during his time outside while he's waiting for a trial. now, zimmerman is facing these
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three charges, a felony and two misdemeanors. he asked specifically to go back to this house where he has some of his belongings. the judge said that he is not allowed to go back, not even with law enforcement officers. if he wants to get those belongings outside of the house, he's going to have to have a third party go back to that house to get them for him. >> okay. alena, thank you. let's talk about this, all the legalities. i want to bring in jeffrey tubin. also sitting alongside me, criminal defense attorney drew finley and former defense attorney andrea miller. jeff, i want to go to you first. i believe your ears perked precisely at what mine did, when i heard the judge's voice at the end. i wrote this down. when you hear that charge, battery by strangulation. that jumped out at me because that was news. >> that was news. what was also news was the claim by prosecutors that the alleged
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victim in this case claimed that there had been an additional domestic violence incident about a week earlier. the strangulation that you're referring to. so this is why when someone gets arrested, it's really just the beginning of the investigation. it's not the end. the question now will be, will the prosecution proceed to a trial with the event from yesterday as a felony charge? and perhaps additional charges relating to what might have happened earlier. or will they decide that none of this is worthy of charges? this is when an investigation begins. there's a lot to look into. we'll see what happens. >> okay. let me come back to you, but i want to go to both of you. something else that i was wondering, it's not often -- we hear this 911 call we played partially, which is who we believe to be george zimmerman. i'm just curious. it seems like he's very going on the record. hey, this is what happened. is that odd to you, him making a
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phone call? >> i think it is. >> why? >> because it sounded to me like a cya call, a cover your butt call. it served him so well in the trayvon martin case. he did not have to testify because he got all that stuff out in that 911 call. i think he's trying to put out his version without anybody really challenging it and to cover his butt. that's what i think. >> the other side could say he just maybe knows proper protocol. i see you rolling your eyes. i know a lot of people probably are as well. there are two sides to every story. drew, your impressions. >> my thoughts are this has got to leave the prosecution from the previous case second guessing themselves. many people were on the show saying racial profiling with sanford police, that's a fact. but george zimmerman is a private citizen. what he had was a propensity for violence. he was a violent person that was gun wielding. now he's shown us once again who he really is. it's got to leave the monday morning court evacs like myself
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saying, hey, prosecutors, you fell prey to going to what the public wanted, not what would have won your case in court, shame on you, look what just happened. >> i disagree with that, respectfully. i don't think the two are mutually exclusive. i don't think with all the evidence you had in that case that trayvon martin would have been suspicious, accosted, and confronted by george zimmerman had he not been black. i think a lot of people believe that. the prosecutor believed that. that's why they went that route. you add to that, that this guy obviously has a problem with guns. he obviously has a sense of entitlement and superiority and probably anger management issues. that was a deadly combination for trayvon martin on that night he was killed. >> you know as a seasoned former prosecutor, there is nothing as racial profiling that applies to private citizens. it doesn't. by definition under law, go to the internet, racial profiling applies to law enforcement. he wasn't law enforcement. he was fascinated with violence. that's what the prosecution should have done in the trayvon martin case and maybe --
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>> should have, would have, could have. jeff, i want to get you in. speaking of guns, according to this girlfriend or ex-girlfriend, whatever she is, she told police he pointed this shotgun directly at her. how do you prove that? >> well, let's just take one fact that can be determined. was the gun in a case or not when the police went inside? if the gun is in a case, well, that would certainly suggest that zimmerman was telling the truth, that he didn't. if the gun is out and perhaps easily accessible, that might support her story. >> police reports said they were locked up when they arrived. >> i have not seen the police report. >> that's what the report says. >> says the gun was locked up? >> both guns. from what i heard in our cnn wire, yes, indeed. >> that may well support his story. again, there's a lot more to investigate. did anyone else see anything? did anyone else hear anything? are there neighbors who saw or heard anything?
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these are very important facts that a thorough investigation presumably will reveal and certainly there's been no time for that yet. >> okay. we're not finished with. i'm sure we'll see what happens as he's to be released on that $9,000 bond. jeff tubin, my thanks to you. and drew finley and tonya miller, thanks to you as well. coming up, what a story out of virginia today. the state senator attacked in his own home. police found the senator stabbed not once, not twice, but three times and he wasn't the only one inside. a live report on that is coming up next. plus, a walmart store is holding a food drive right before thanksgiving. sounds like the right thing to do for the community, right? well, it's not what you're thinking. the store is getting some heat, some trouble all because of who will be on the receiving end of this food. we'll explain. the american dream is of a better future, a confident retirement. those dreams, there's just no way we're going to let them die.
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deeds was not alone in that home. >> troopers and bath county deputies arrived to find senator deeds stabbed multiple times about the head and upper torso. he was flown from the scene to the university of virginia hospital in charlottesville, where he is right now. he's being treated for serious injuries. senator deeds' son, gus deeds, aged 24, was found inside the residence suffering from life-threatening injuries associated with a gunshot wound. despite efforts by troopers and first responders there at the residence, he died at the scene. >> joining me now, mark preston, our cnn political director. it is tragic and sad all the way around. when we were watching that news conference with police, they're saying there is no suspect. so what do we know? what happened that we know of in that home between this father and son? >> well, brooke, police are being very careful about what they're saying at this moment in
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time. it's only been about seven hours since they were called out to this house in bath, virginia. that's where they found creigh deeds with those multiple stab wounds. they eventually found his son who was alive when they came upon him. he died at the scene, though, of a gunshot wound. they do not know what happened, or at least they're not telling that right now. they did tell us that they are speaking to the state senator, creigh deeds. he spoke to them at the scene. he also spoke to them at the hospital. he was air lifted out of this very rural area and taken to a hospital in charlottesville. within the next hour, we should hear from state police again. we hope to hear fmore details. creigh deeds was the democratic nominee in 2009. he failed to win the governorship. a terribly tragic story. those close to him describe him as a humble man, a politician,
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somebody who was the kind of public servant you would want in office. somebody that you probably knew very well when you were a reporter in virginia when you covered his state senate race back in 2009. >> i worked in charlottesville in 2001. interviewed him when he won that state senate seat. nice, gregarious man. when you read about his son, gus deeds, 24 years of age. every news report i've read said he was a stall lellar student. what more do we know about the relationship between father and son? >> well, we're being very careful right now to not characterize what exactly has happened. there have been multiple reports out there. we're being careful to not put those in any kind of framing. we do know that he had left school, william and mary, this semester. he was 24 years old. he was enrolled in the college from 2007. in fact, the college has put out
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multiple notes now to the college community and have described him as a stellar student, as a music student. so i suspect we'll know more, brooke, within the next hour or so. any which way you slice it, an unbelievably tragic story that i think is only going to get more tragic as the day goes on. >> thoughts with the family. as you mentioned, we'll be watching for that state police news conference happening in just about an hour from now. mark preston from washington for us. appreciate it very, very much. coming up next, toronto's crack-smoking mayor. he's lost most of his power now, but he's not lost his voice. the mayor uses his own tv show to fire back against his critics. plus, the fallout after one walmart store attempts to feed the needy who happen to be -- well, i'm not going to tell you, but this group of people will surprise you.
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the latest chapter, if you will, in toronto's crack-smoking mayor is this. that he is threatening war, his word, after the city council voted to strip him of most of his power last night. he's using his new tv show to say he's not going anywhere. >> well, i'm not stepping down. i'm not an alcoholic. i'm not a drug addict. i was elected to represent the people of this city with 380,000 some odd votes, the largest in history. people are telling me to stay the course, keep fighting for the little guy. >> keep fighting for the little guy, he says. just chronology here, that tv show aired after the showdown between rob ford and the city council. you see what he's doing here?
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yeah, he was making a drinking and driving gesture, acting like he was drunk doing this toward a counselor who once had his license suspended for it. that's not all. then this happened. he knocked down -- oh, here he goes. knocks down a counselor while sprinting down the aisle. he said it was an accident. he said he's sorry. you be the judge. in an exclusive interview with cnn's bill weir, the mayor explained why he admitted to smoking crack. >> i just had enough. i was sick and tired of all these allegations and all this [ bleep ], excuse my words. that's all it z. sorry, i shouldn't have swore in front of the kids. after all, i know what i'm doing is right. i'm saving taxpayers money. i made mistakes. i drank too much. i smoked crack sometime. i made a mistake. i'm human. >> mayor ford says he doesn't do drugs anymore and hasn't had a drink in three weeks.
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a walmart store in ohio is collecting food for thanksgiving. no, this is not for the needy or for homeless in the community. it's for its own workers. take a look at this sign. this was posted near the store's back room. read it for me. please donate food items here so associates in need can enjoy thanksgiving dinner. a pro-union group has publicized this precise photo on its facebook page. it has since spread, causing all kinds of uproar online. emily fox with the cnn money team joins me now. we've been covering -- walmart -- a lot of people have been saying there are real issues in terms of walmart not paying their employees what they should be. doesn't this play right into that? >> right. walmart workers have been protesting for higher wages for nearly a year. this just fuels their fire. now, walmart responded by saying 'tis the season to do nice things for those around you. workers at this one store in ohio are just helping out their fellow employees who are facing
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unforeseen hardships like a spouse losing a job. it was a nice gesture, but the workers i've spoken with aren't buying it. >> forgive me. i thought we were going to sound. what did they tell you then? >> well, they were saying that they don't have enough money to pay their bills. they're not getting benefits. and every time they speak up, they fear retaliation. this is just really more am you fission for their cause. >> all right. walmart says 'tis the season. emily fox, thank you so much. still ahead, hundreds of thousands of people are still without power after the string of deadly tornadoes just smacked the midwest over the weekend. >> where to go? i don't know what to do. all i can do is just stand here and look at it. >> we will take you live to one of the hardest hit areas. plus, her story was initially touted as a success. now this same woman is telling a much different story when it comes to obama care. you will hear from her in a cnn exclusive right after this. [ male announcer ] this is kathleen.
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another poll shows damage to the president from the botched
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obama care rollout. his approval rating has now dropped to 42%. that's a number that equals his personal low in surveys taken by "the washington post" and abc news. respondents were asked to rethink the votes they cast in november of 2012. when they did, the president lost that mock election to mitt romney. from the white house now, cnn's senior correspondent there, jim acosta, has another case of the president being haunted by his own words in an effort to sell his signature program. >> brooke, jessica sanford was cited by the president as an obama care success story at a health care event that the president held here at the white house last month. jessica sanford is a 48-year-old single mother from washington state. she bought insurance on that state's health exchange, and she was so excited about the news, she called it a life-changing event. she decided to e-mail president obama and thank him for the affordable care act. that e-mail touched people at the white house so much they decided to include it in the president's comments as an
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example of how the affordable care act is working. here's a bit of what the president had to say. >> i recently received a letter from a woman named jessica sanford in washington state. here's what she wrote. i am a single mom. no child support, self-employed, and i haven't had insurance for 15 years because it's too expensive. i was crying the other day when i signed up. so much stress lifted. now, that is not untypical for a lot of folks like jessica who have been struggling without health insurance. that's what the affordable care act is all about. >> but just three days after that event at the white house, sanford started receiving letters from the washington state health exchange, informing her first that her tax credit had been reduced by the state, that she was not eligible for the tax credit she thought she was going to get. that started to raise the cost
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of her insurance. then last week she received yet another letter from the washington state health exchange telling her that she was not eligible for any tax credit at all, that the state had made a mistake in calculating that benefit. she told us despite being mentioned by the president at that ceremony here at the whoit house, she is now very disappointed. here's what she had to say. >> it was like riding a big roller coaster. they have my credit card. they have the payment date. then, you know, once again i'm knocked down. this time it's to zero. at my rate of pay with my family size, i just don't understand why i wouldn't get at least a little help with a tax credit. >> in one of their letters to jessica sanford, officials with the washington state health exchange explained this mishap occurred with other consumers in that state trying to buy insurance on that exchange. when we tried to reach out to officials with the washington state health exchange for an explanation, they got back to us
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saying they're looking into the matter. as for jessica sanford, she doesn't blame president obama. she doesn't blame the affordable care act. she said she still supports the president, supports the law. she blames the washington state health exchange. needless to say, after being cited as an example of an obama care success story, she doesn't feel that way. >> jim acosta at the white house for us. appreciate that. we will be seeing the president in the next hour. he's expected to unveil this multimillion dollar initiative aimed at preparing high school students for a high-tech economy. we'll bring that to you live. arnie duncan is apologizing for calling out white suburban moms. in an interview with cnn, the president's secretary of education said his phrasing was off last week when he criticized certain opponents of his stricter standardized testing. addressing school superintendents friday, duncan singled out those white suburban moms who are opposing higher
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standards. he said, lower test scores are showing them their child wasn't as brilliant as they thought they were. now he's telling cnn that was a bit clumsy. >> i think my wording, my phasing was a little clumsy, and i apologize for that. my basic point, this is now a long conversation s we want to prepare all children to be successful in a globally competitive work force. so many of our children, not just in inner cities, but in suburban communities, i think, aren't getting the education they need and deserve. so i was challenging the state leaders there to do a better job of communicating with parents across the board, letting them know how important higher standards are, but what it takes for all of us to work to achieve those standards. >> secretary of education arnie duncan there. still ahead, rock star welcome for one kennedy. the crowds, the cheers as jfk's daughter steps into her new role as u.s. ambassador to japan. and video you have to see.
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i'm fresh off a plane from illinois. saw this myself. this is the second full day in the midwest of families sifting through the debris after hundreds lost their home. just gone after that tornado, multiple tornadoes on sunday. we have some new terrifying video here of this ef-4 tornado bearing down on one family's
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home. this is washington, illinois. just think about that video for a second. gary tuchman got this. he said, brooke, most people shoot on their iphones videos of tornadoes off in the distance. that man, for whatever reason, hung on to his iphone as that thing was slamming his house. he's okay. hundreds of thousands of people are still digging through the rubble. it is windy there.
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it is cold. power is out for more than half a million across the midwest. ted rowlands is in washington, illinois. ted, it's a tough scene there. no surprise. >> reporter: yeah, a lot of people getting into the neighborhoods now for the first time. the local authorities are letting them in today for a four-hour people, then tomorrow morning for another four to f e five-hour period. there's rain in the forecast. people are devastated. they're seeing for the first time their homes, in most cases, have been completely annihilated. we talked to a family today going through the rubble of their parents' home. it's amazing the joy they get finding little things. that's what's happening today. people are getting some hope and some real excitement at finding little things that they thought were gone. they found their parents' rings, for example, and a crucifix that was on the wall that was untouched, things that are giving them hope. they know they have a very, very
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long road ahead of them. >> when you pull over the hill and you look at it and you've been coming here for family events for almost 30 years, it kind of takes the wind out of you. but they're safe. they're alive. it's stuff. and they've got good insurance. >> reporter: and good insurance is a key here. most people here do have insurance. the insurance adjusters are out here. you look live at some people sifting through the rubble of what used to be their home. it is a very, very, as you know from being out here yesterday, extremely painful process. this is the time where families have to make decisions. are we going to rebuild? are we going to stay here? the reality of their new reality really setting in. >> thank goodness so many of those families at least had basements, unlike other parts of the country. many of them had somewhere to go. ted rowlands in washington, illinois. ted, thank you. talk about a royal welcome for caroline kennedy.
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this is her welcome to japan this morning. this is day one officially on the job as u.s. ambassador there. she rode -- here she is. she rode to the imperial palace. this is a horse-drawn carriage. she was presented her credentials. critics question kennedy's selection given her lack of experience in diplomacy, per se, but you talk to her and she's proud of her new title. >> i just was honored to present my credentials to his majesty. i'm eager to begin work as ambassador. so it was a wonderful ceremony. i'm honored to represent my country. >> kennedy recognized the special significance of her appointment. her father, president john f. kennedy, fought against japan in world war ii. coming up on friday, it will be 50 years since president kennedy was assassinated in dallas. coming up next, we will be getting new information on that state senator who was attacked,
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stabbed multiple times in his own home. police found virginia state senator creigh deeds stabbed three times. we're learning more about his 24-year-old son, who ultimately died from his own wounds in that home as well. that's next.
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dispatch" newspaper in virginia. we're talking about senator creigh deeds. he became senator back in 2001. he's sitting at uva med center in critical condition after being stabbed multiple times just a couple of hours ago. in that same home, it was his home, was his 24-year-old son gus who was also found and ultimately die. jim nolan with "richmond times dispatch," you all are reporting something new and pretty key with regard to this son. tell me what you have learned, what happened to him monday, yesterday. >> well, we're reporting today on our website that gus has been evaluated monday for a mental health issue under what's called an emergency custody order. that basically is a determination as to whether he should be held for an additional period of time up to two days
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under a temporary detention order. unfortunately, after the evaluation, it was found there were not enough psychiatric beds available to accommodate him. so gus was released, apparently, into his family's custody. then some hours later, approximately 7:30 this morning, there was a report of this assault on his father. when authorities arrived, they found him suffering from a gunshot wound from which he ultimately did not survive. >> walk me back. so before he went to this -- it was the bath county hospital -- the son, gus, on monday, do we know of any specific events that led to him doing that, and bigger picture, what can you tell me about the relationship between father and son? >> well, in the bigger picture, i had a chance to meet gus when his father, senator deeds, was
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campaigning for governor in 2009. of course, as a student of virginia politics would remember, creigh deeds lost a heartbreakingly close race for attorney governor, bob mcdonald. he later went on to challenge in 2009 for the governorship and was soundly defeated. during that campaign, gus had left school to campaign with his father full time. when i observed them, they always seemed to be very close. they spent a lot of time together. after the campaign and the loss, a humiliating loss for senator deeds, gus took some time off from school and had recently returned. we were told that he had withdrawn from school early october. what happened and has transpired since that time is unclear. authorities are trying to determine the exact sequence of events now, brooke, about what happened inside the house.
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clearly, senator deeds was assaulted, stabbed in the head and torso, by his son. how the gunshot wound took gus' life is still undetermined. >> when you say by his son, i have yet to hear that specifically from police. i just know that they're saying they're not looking for a suspect. just to be clear, that's what i have. is that what you have? >> our understanding is that senator deeds was stabbed by his son. what investigators are still trying to determine is how gus deeds died. they're not releasing information yet about whether the gunshot wound was self-inflicted or not. >> and just finally -- >> so clearly, gus had some mental health issues in recent times. and that's certainly an area where the authorities are looking hard. >> clearly it looks like as recently as 24 hours ago.
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since i have you jim and you're in the weeds on this, do you know if this -- is his condition at university of virginia medical center with regard to the senator, is he still in critical? >> it's our understanding the senator is alert, that he is speaking with hospital personnel, perhaps even with investigators. family is supposedly there with him. i was told that he's expected to recover and that his life is not necessarily in danger at this point, but clearly it's been very traumatic for him. we do know that following the assault, he left his home. he lives in a very rural part of the state in bath county. his family has adjoining farms. he stumbled out of his home and was seen by a cousin who was driving along route 42 who picked him up and took him to another relative's house where a phone call was made and he was
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air lifted to the university of virginia hospital in charlottesville. we expect senator deeds to recover. >> so you're telling me this man, this state senator, was stabbed in his head, in his torso, somehow manages to walk out of his home, is seen by a cousin, cousin gets him to the hospital. again, how many times was he stabbed? >> we don't know. all state police are saying is that it was multiple times and that once he made his way to -- down the road, he was on receiv -- observed by his cousin drivewayidriving along the highway. he was taken to another relative's house and air lifted to the university of virginia hospital. >> you know, as we talk and open the conversation talking about this son, gus deeds, mental
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state, from everything i've read, he was a stellar student at the college of william and mary in williamsburg, virginia. studied music. smart guy. >> he was a charming kid. i had a chance to meet both gus and his sister during the campaign in 2009. the family always appeared to be very close, and gus was a really sweet kid and smart and engaging and really was very interested in what his father was doing. of course, that campaign didn't work out the way either of them hoped, but certainly at that time it wasn't clear that there were any issues between father and son. you know, of course that was some time ago. you know, whatever happens in the course of a family's life together -- i know senator deeds had gone through some tough times.
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he was divorced from his wife at the time during the campaign. who knows what could have happened in the interim. very sad day for everyone here in virginia and certainly in the tight-knit community of bath county and certainly in richmond, where senator deeds is a long-time, highly respected public servant. >> jim nolan, thank you so much for taking the time to hop on the phone with me. jim nolan, "richmond times dispatch." so sad what's happening there. we should learn a little bit more. we heard quite a bit there from jim, but we should be learning more. there will be another state police news conference happening in just about five minutes from now, the top of the hour from virginia. we'll bring that to you live. quick break. back after this. take care of bu. they always have. they always will. that's why you take charge of your future. your retirement. ♪ ameriprise advisors can help you like they've helped millions of others.
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that's the only thing that's going to change anything. >> now courtney andrews is one step closer to seeing her attacker behind bars. our alabama affiliate reports a prosecutor has filed an appeal asking that the sentence be tossed out. he was convicted of two counts of second-degree child rape and of first-degree rape for an attack that happened after andrews came of age. he should have gotten 30 years in prison, but limestone county judge james woodroof suspended that time. he gave him four years of community corrections, time he can do at home, and six years of supervised probation. he is also registered as a sex offender. his victim, who was 13 when she was first violated, has a message for that judge. >> i just don't want him to hurt anyone else the way that he hurt me. and he gets to stay at home with his three little girls and that scares the crap out of me.
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>> you're scared for their safety. >> what's been done to me is done. i don't want anybody else to be hurt because i know what it feels like to be scared. you feel like your life is being threatened. to have so many things taken away from you. i had to grow up when i was 13 years old. i didn't have a child. it's like it's saying okay to hurt someone. in athens, alabama, it's okay to rape someone multiple times and it's okay, you can still walk the streets. >> this man's attorney says clem, who is five years older than the victim, thought the relationship was consensual. he's considering an appeal of the conviction. and we continue on hour two. i'm brooke baldwin. we begin with a lot of news just into us here. this gruesome scene at the home of a state senator today in this remote area of virginia.
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senator creigh deeds was stabbed multiple times in his torso, in his head. he is now fighting for his life in the hospital in charlottesville. his son, 24-year-old gus deeds, was found with gunshot wounds. ultimately died. police say there is no search for a suspect, but i just talked to jim nolan, a reporter with the paper out of richmond, "richmond times dispatch." they are reporting this son, gus, had a mental evaluation yesterday, went to this bath county hospital in virginia, but he was released, according to "the times dispatch," because there were no psychiatric beds available. joining me from charlottesville is chris lawrence, our pentagon correspondent. chris lawrence, i know any min we should be seeing state police for new information here, hopefully, on the condition of the senator and also what more happened. but just set the scene for me.
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>> yeah, brooke. basically we're expecting an update here in the last couple minutes. it's been pushed back, but we expect to get more details issue probably in the next 20 minutes or so. we're already getting a little more fuller picture of what happened in those crucial minutes after this stabbing and the shooting at the house. police have now confirmed that creigh deeds walked out of that house after the stabbing. he walked down to the main road where he was then picked up by his cousin and driven to a local farm at which point that's where he placed that 911 call. they got to the home and took him by ambulance and then flew him out to a regional hospital where he could get trauma care. again, you hit on the key point that police are not looking for any outside suspects. that suggests that there was some sort of altercation between creigh deeds and his son in that home. police are trying to piece together exactly how it happened
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and what happened. i think like so many of these cases of violence, this one seems to be coming back with undertones of mental health issues. as you mentioned, "the richmond times dispatch" reporteding that an executive director of a local mental health board basically evaluated the son, gus deeds, on monday. it's called an emergency custody order, a four-hour review to see if the person might be needed to be sort of admitted for a longer period, up to 48 hours. unfortunately in this case, the executive director was telling "the richmond times dispatch" that across the western part of virginia, there were no available psychiatric beds. so gus deeds was then released, brooke. >> let me ask you a limit bit more about his father, creigh deeds. we know you're in charlottesville, home to university of virginia, the medical center there. in speaking with "the richmond times dispatch" a couple minutes
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ago, this reporter was telling me that creigh deeds, despite the stab wounds to his head and torso, is expected to be okay. is that what you're hearing? >> reporter: yeah, because what we heard from the police earlier is they have spoken with him, not only when they first responded to the 911 call, but the hospital as well. that suggested for a period of hours that he was alert and at least communicating with the police to tell them what was going on. we'll have to check with the hospital. conditions can change. that's something we'll have to keep an eye on. but when you talk about learning more about him, nationally probably not a name a lot of people know. in virginia, he is well known. this is someone who ran for governor on the democratic ticket back in 2009. he was defeated by the current sitting governor, bob mcdonald. he received a presidential endorsement from barack obama, who came out and, you know, made fun of his name and said, you
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know, i'm having a hard time trying to figure out how to spell it. we both got very unusual names. so this is someone who's been involved in politics and is well known in this state. >> yeah, and according to "the richmond times dispatch" reporter, when creigh deeds was running for governor, his son gus took time out of school to be with his father. they were very, very close. at least they were some years ago. chris lawrence, thank you. we're going to stay close with you because as soon as we see police there in charlottesville, we want that new information, we will bring it to you live here on cnn. now, you know his name. george zimmerman, the self-styled neighborhood watchman, who was acquitted in the murder of 17-year-old trayvon martin, he is back in the headlines today. back in a courtroom. zimmerman faced a seminole county florida judge just an hour or so ago after being charged with felony aggravated assault for allegedly pointing a
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shotgun at his girlfriend. police arrested zimmerman at the home of this woman. this happened yesterday. a 911 call from her set the scene. >> he's in my housebreaking all my [ bleep ] because i asked him to leave. he has a freaking gun breaking all of my stuff right now. you're doing this again. you just broke my glass table. you just broke my sunglasses and put your gun in my freaking face and told me to get the [ bleep ] out. this is not your house. no, get out of here. >> in a separate 911 call, a man believed to be george zimmerman gives his version of events. >> my girlfriend has, for lack of a better word, gone crazy on me. just started smashing stuff, taking stuff that belonged to me and throwing it outside, throwing it out of her room, throwing it all over the house. she broke a glass table because she threw something on it. >> when deputies arrived at that
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house, they found zimmerman sitting there unarmed. police say he was passive and cooperative. want to take you to just outside the jail in sanford. we know bond is set at $9,000. when will he be released? what are conditions of release? >> reporter: well, brooke, zimmerman's attorneys say their client could be released by tomorrow morning. there are several conditions that were set with this $9,000 bond. he's to have no contact with the alleged victim in this case. he has to stay away from two locations. zimmerman has several belongings, several items still inside this house where he shared with his girlfriend. the judge told him he could not go back to this house to retrieve those belongings.
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he has to have a third party go back with law enforcement to get them. zimmerman also has to stay in florida. he cannot have any weapons or ammunition or be in a house where there's weapons or ammunitions. he also has to be subjected to electronic monitoring. prosecutors talked in open court about an incident in which zimmerman allegedly choked his girlfriend about a week ago. this incident was never reported to police. zimmerman's attorneys say they hadn't heard about it until today. prosecutors also talked about how zimmerman was suicidal. that claim, however, was disputed by zimmerman's attorneys. take a listen to what they had to say about that. >> i think any time someone is arrested for charges, it brings a certain level of anxiety and stress. my impression, again, of speaking to mr. zimmerman, he didn't appear to be a danger to himself or a danger to anybody else. it's just a stressful event for him. as it would be for anybody here. i didn't see anything, and i don't believe mr. dowdy saw
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anything that causes immediate concerns for safety. >> reporter: now, zimmerman's attorneys say he has two places in the area where he can stay at while he waits for a trial. brooke? >> alena, thank you. coming up, much more on george zimmerman. earlier this year, you know the story. he was acquitted of the murder of trayvon martin. now he can't seem to stay out of trouble. what is going on here? we're going to talk about that next. also, a couple of things we're watching right now. first up, we are watching for the president, who will be speaking in new york. he'll be speaking to a ceo council held by "the wall street journal," so we're expecting that any minute. also, if we have -- here you go, live pictures. we're awaiting an update from state police on the condition and any new details about the stabbing of a state senator there and what happened as his own son was found and later died of a gunshot wound. be right back. [ female announcer ] it's time for the annual shareholders meeting.
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nthat's why they deserve... aer anbrake dance. get 50% off new brake pads and shoes. just wanted to flash this live picture on your screen. we are waiting for a state police news conference in charlottesville, virginia, to get an update on the condition of the state senator creigh deeds who was found early this morning stabbed multiple times. he, according to folks we're talking to, should be okay, but his son was found in that same home as well and ultimately died from gunshot wounds. we'll watch for that, take that live as soon as we see that happening. new information from virginia. i want to turn our attention to florida. this latest episode with george zimmerman, it begs the question, which came first? did the trayvon martin trial
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make george zimmerman a person prone to altercations, or is this really who george zimmerman is, who he has always been, even before he ever came across this teenager he shot and killed? here's what we know. after martin's death in september, zimmerman had a confrontation with his now ex-wife. that month and in july he was also puglled over for speeding. before the shooting in 2005, he was arrested for resisting an officer. that very year, according to "the orlando sentinel," he and his girlfriend obtained domestic violence injunctions against one another. what is going on here? psychologist wendy walsh. lots of questions for you. first, do you think this trial made zimmerman prone to this recent reported behavior, or is this who this guy has always been and we're just watching closely? >> personally, i don't think the trial made him behave this way.
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i think that, you know, people who know how to manage their emotions, who have good coping strategies, when bad things happen to them, they find ways to negotiate it. but here we're seeing example after example of somebody who's losing self-control, who's not good at managing their feelings, and, in fact, being destructive and externalizing his anger leading to certainly anger issues, if not a full-blown personality disorder. so here he is. this is a man who, you know, despite what the jury found, he is a hated man by so many. he is under a microscope. he makes the news when he's pulled over for speeding. how does a person function, how might that affect behavior day in and day out knowing that? >> well, it depends what circle you're running in, of course. maybe the liberal media hates him, but there may be another group of gun supporters and conservatives who think he did the right thing and the stand your ground law is important and
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they're maybe supporting him. what he is more than anything is a controversial figure and there's some celebrity attached to this. this can cause people some kinds of stress as well. but again, somebody who knows how to manage their feelings who is good at controlling their emotions is not going to have the problems george zimmerman is having today. >> and then what do you think of the fact that we have this 911 call who we believe is george zimmerman, as police are banging on the door. this was just from this altercation where this girlfriend said, listen, he's shoving a shotgun in my face. to have the, i don't know if self-awareness is the right word, but to pick up the phone and call 911 and tell your side soft sto of the story, what do you make of that? >> this is a guy who's been dealing with the legal system for a very long time. he knows all evidence is going to be taken into account. he's got to put his piece of evidence in there. i might remind you that when the police did arrive, he had barricaded himself inside her house with furniture. they say he was very compliant once they entered. but, you know, all she was asking him to do was leave her
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we are getting new information here out of virginia on state senator creigh deeds. we are awaiting a state police
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news conference, pushed back just a little bit. any minute now we should be hearing from police on what exactly happened in his home i have to tell you, just a couple minutes ago i talked to jim nolan of "the richmond times dispatch." they're breaking news in this story here. he shared with me key information that his paper is reporting, specifically about creigh deeds' son, 24-year-old gus deeds. take a listen. >> jim nolan with "richmond times dispatch." you all are reporting something new and pretty key with regard to this son. tell me what you have learned, what happened to him monday, yesterday. >> well, we're reporting today on our website,, that gus had been evaluated monday for a mental health issue under what's called an emergency custody order. that basically is a determination as to whether he should be held for an additional period of time, up to two days under a temporary detention
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order. unfortunately, after the evaluation, it was found there were not enough psychiatric beds available to accommodate him. so gus was released, apparently, into his family's custody. and then shome hours later, approximately 7:30 this morning, there was a report of this assault on his father. when authorities arrived, they found him suffering from a gunshot wound from which he ultimately did not survive. >> walk me back. so before he went to this -- it was the bath county hospital, the son gus, on monday -- do we know about any kind of specific event or events that led to him doing that, a, and b, bigger picture, what can you tell me about the relationship between father and son? >> well, in the bigger picture, i had a chance to meet gus when his father, senator deeds, was campaigning for governor in
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2009. of course, as a student of virginia politics would remember, creigh deeds lost a heartbreakingly close race for attorney general to the current governor, bob mcdonald. mcdonald -- he then later went on to challenge in 2009 for the governorship and was soundly defeated. during that campaign, gus had left school to campaign with his father full time. when i observed them, they always seemed to be very close. they spent a lot of time together. after the campaign and the loss, a humiliating loss for senator deeds, gus took some time off from school and had recently returned, but we were told that he had withdrawn from school early october. what happened and has transpired since that time is unclear. and authorities are trying to determine the exact sequence of events now, brooke, about what happened inside the house. clearly, senator deeds was assaulted, stabbed in the head
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and torso by his son. how the gunshot wound took gus' life is still undetermined. >> when you say by his son, i have yet to hear that specifically from police. they just say they're not looking for a suspect. just to be clear, that's what i have. is that what you have? >> our understanding is that senator deeds was stabbed by his son. what investigators are still trying to determine is how gus deeds died. they're not releasing information yet about whether the gunshot wound was self-inflicted or not. >> and just finally -- >> so clearly gus had some mental health issues in recent times. that's certainly an area where the authorities are looking very hard. >> that was the voice of jim nolan with "richmond times
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dispatch." we can update senator creigh deeds' condition. his condition has been upgraded to fair. that's positive news for creigh deeds. we're awaiting a virginia state police news conference. it keeps getting pushed back. we could be hearing more as far as what happened in that home that led to one 24-year-old man's death and a stabbing of his father. still ahead here on cnn, though, google maps makes an unprecedented change all at the request of a grieving father. we'll explain. we're on the case. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 searching for trade ideas that spark your curiosity
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once again in florida. he's facing assault charges after his girlfriend told police zimmerman pointed a shotgun in her face. his bail not too long ago set at $9,000. part of the condition here, according to this judge, he is not allowed to leave the state of florida. he cannot have any contact with his accuser, possess any weapons. family members say this girlfriend has known george zimmerman for some 11 years. the two have been living together for the past couple months. let's talk to nancy grace. nancy grace, i want to know, what caught your attention? you were watching that arraignment today. he may be released tomorrow morning on that $9,000 bond. but what caught your attention? >> hello. i just got you in my ear. we're talking about george zimmerman. stunningly, zimmerman back in court. well, all you need to know is he did it again. this time -- you know, zimmerman is in court this time because
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his live-in girlfriend claims he pulled a long gun, a shotgun on her and held it right in her face. not only that, physically pushing her out the door. interesting about this, i've been comparing notes. he had a similar blow up with his wife. i think they're still in the process of divorce. >> right, estranged wife. >> yeah, when they were talking about a divorce and they were arguing over belongings then as well. if you'll recall, that was just in september, just a couple months ago and police were called about that. suddenly, somehow it all quietly disappear. we haven't heard a whole lot more about that incident since it happened. there are other incidents, other domestic disturbances as they call them, with other women throughout the past and a brush with a police officer in a bar. so this is not his first incident with police. so i hear you. i'm wondering what you think of
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this. one camp could say the 911 call he made as he had barricaded himself, put the furniture against the wall, one camp could say this was very savvy of him to pick the up phone, call 911 and make sure he gets his story out. number two, maybe it's smart, maybe it was self-aware. what do you make of what he did? >> i'm a little thrown off by self-aware. what do you mean maybe self-aware? that he knows he's going to get in a lot of trouble for pulling a long gun on his girlfriend? that's pretty self-aware. >> that's thinking like ten steps down the road, is it not? >> it shows a certain familiarity with how to work the system. that's just what the girlfriend says. if you listen to what she's saying, she's saying he knows how to work the system. remember, every time he's had a domestic disturbance, if the wife or girlfriend takes out a tpo, temporary protective order, he takes one out too. if she calls 911, he calls 911 too. it becomes a war of words because they're both claiming the same thing. this time, she doesn't have a
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gun. he does. same thing. it's my understanding it's another cal-tech weapon, the same kind he used when he shot trayvon martin. that time a jury let him go. i just don't know how many brushes with the law he can have and not end up in jail. >> but that's the thing. with this file that's getting thicker, the judge has to take all of that -- does the judge take that into consideration here? >> the judge hearing this matter swears he's making a decision based on this alone. i can tell you having been up on judge's benches many times, but of course i was reading upside down, they've got every defendant's rap sheet in front of them. they, and a jury, is not to make their decision of guilt or innocence based on someone's history, as they should not. but this judge knows about his history. come on. you and i know about his history. of course the judge knows it. >> i know. i hear you, nancy grace. thank you very much for coming
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on. make sure you watch nancy's show on our sister network hln. she'll have much more on this story at 8:00 p.m. eastern. nancy, thank you very much. let's switch gears and talk about the president of the united states. here he is. live pictures. president obama speaking at a ceo council. this is organized by "the wall street journal." so just moments ago, he talked about the troubled rollout of obama care. take a listen. >> -- the shutdown and the threat of default, i think, not only did some significant damage to the economy at a time when we didn't need self-inflicted wounds, but it also spoke to some larger problems we've seen here in washington and the sense of dysfunction and the seeming incapacity of both parties in congress to work together to advance an agenda that's going to help us grow. with respect to the affordable
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care act, i think people are legitimately concerned because we have a major problem with health care in this country. 41 million people without health insurance. >> make sure you watch jake tapper on "the lead" in 30 minutes. he's going to tackle much more of the president's comments. i want to take you straight to charlottesville, virginia. state police commenting on the status of state senator creigh deeds and his deceased son gus. >> the cousin was driving along the highway there, stopped, picked up senator deeds, and drove him to his residence. rescue responded to that residence and attended to the senator. senator deeds was then transported by ambulance to a nearby relative's farm where life guard 12 out of rock bridge county was able to land and transport the injured senator to the university of virginia medical center in charlottesville for treatment. the senator is still at the hospital at this time. i just received an update about 40 minutes ago, and he is listed
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in fair condition. his son gus deeds was found inside the residence suffering from life-threatening injuries associated with a gunshot wound. despite the troopers' and first responders' efforts, he did die at the scene. his remains were transported later today to the office of the medical examiner in roanoke for autopsy and examination. the investigation is still ongoing. we still have investigators at the scene, the residence there in bath county. they will remain there for a couple more hours as they continue to push forward with this investigation. obviously, the motive and the absolute circumstances surrounding what led up to it the altercation is still very much the focus of this investigation. we'll continue with the assistance of the bath county sheriffs office. i'd also like to mention the deeds family has asked us to pass along their request to honor their privacy during this difficult time. they do not want to be contacted
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by any media, as you can imagine. they're having to deal with a great -- they've got a lot to deal with right now. we ask that you abide by the family's request. at this time, i will take some questions. >> can you tell us whether or not there was an altercation? you've not said at this point, o one, whether the gunshot wound was self-inflicts, and two, specifically if gus stabbed senator deeds. be specific on those points. >> as i said, we're still piecing together the exact circumstances that led up to the altercation and then followed afterwards. based on the evidence we have right now, we are looking into this as an attempted murder and suicide. now, this is not an absolute determination because it's still very much an ongoing investigation, but we are looking at that at this point. >> can you tell us about the mental evaluation he had on monday, gus, the mental evaluation he had on monday.
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>> state law prohibits any kind of confirmation or denial of a tdo or mental health issue in virginia. we can neither confirm nor deny at this time. >> do you know what kind of weapon was used to stab senator deeds? >> no, a weapon has been recovered at the scene, but we're not releasing what type at this point. >> have the police ever been to this residence before? >> honestly, i don't know. i haven't had a chance to touch base with the sheriff, who probably would have received the 911 calls. if you dial 911, it goes tre directly to the sheriffs office, who did receive the initial 911 call about this incident. they requested our response to the scene. i don't know if they've been called to that residence before or not. >> when you say torso, do you mean chest? >> yes, upper torso. i can't give anymore specifics about the injuries due to hipaa. >> was the shot before or after the senator left the house? >> we're not commenting on that sequence. we're just a matter of hours into this and still piecing
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together the exact sequence of events. we'll hopefully have more information later on as we're able to piece together that evidence. >> can you say who made the 911 call? >> you said earlier deeds was communicating with investigators. has he been communicating throughout the day more or less? >> i know this morning he was able to talk with our investigators. he was able to, you know, provide some statements and so forth. anything else, i just don't know. >> can you tell us who did make the 911 call? >> i've been trying to piece that together and get in touch. as you can imagine, our investigators are busy at this point. i haven't been able to contact them and so forth. they're looking into it. they have that information. i just don't have it right now to release. >> there was anyone else in the house? >> no, there was no one else in the residence at the time of the altercation. >> are there any other suspects? >> no. >> it's already been said that gus was taken there yesterday for a mental evaluation on an
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emergency order and was released after four hours. he's on the record saying that. can you confirm that? >> no, state law prohibits us from acknowledging any kind of emergency detention order or temporary detention order. it prohibits us. it's considered confidential. therefore, we can neither confirm nor deny. >> is he in violation of law by having stated that publicly? >> i have no idea. >> was it sheer luck he -- [ inaudible ]. >> honestly, i don't know if it was or not. from what i understand, i've talked to our first sergeant and folks at the scene. the residence is roughly 75 yards from route 42. you can't really see the residence from the roadway. so it is -- again, it's a hill. he came down a hill. that's where he was spotted by the cousin who lives on a nearby farm. >> what was the name of the cousin? >> i don't know. i don't have that information. we wouldn't release that anyway.
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>> is there anything that leads you to believe this was -- say you were looking at it as a possible attempted murder. is there anything that leads you to believe this was planned or that this attempted murder sort of came out of that altercation? >> those are the very same questions our investigators are looking into and trying to piece together based on the evidence they're collecting today at the scene. >> why are you not release what he was stabbed with? what was the purpose of not saying what that weapon was? >> i just forgot to ask the investigators for the most part. we've had a lot of information i've been trying to piece together today to provide you with the latest information. really, the concentration is piecing together what happened here. i just actually don't have that information. >> is senator deeds aware of what happened to his son? >> i don't know. i haven't been to the hospital. i don't know what kind of conversations have taken place between him and his family or our investigators and so forth. i've not been privy to those conversations. >> have there been any previous
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incidents similar to this or calls for police services at the home? >> i think i answered that a few minutes ago. i don't know. that's something you may have to contact the sheriffs office about. >> who lives at 26 vineyard drive? >> that is his -- that's senator creigh's residence. he lived there with his current wife and his son. >> so is it fair for us to assume he went out to the read, the cousin came along, they went together back to his house -- >> no, they went to the cousin's house. that's where rescue responded. >> you said only the son, now deceased, and current wife live there. although, no one other than he and the son were there. >> yes, correct. senator deeds, his current wife and gus resided at that residence, 26 vineyard drive. at the time of the altercation, only senator deeds and his son were at the residence. >> at this point, are criminal charges going to come about? >> it's still an ongoing investigation. we're looking into this and kind
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of leaning towards it being an attempted murder, suicide. at this time, you know, it's not concrete. we still have a lot of questions. we're waiting for a lot of evidence to come back from the lab. of course, we're still awaiting autopsy and examination from the medical examiner's office. >> can you identify the firearm used in the incident and whether or not it belonged to senator deeds? >> we have recovered a firearm, but we're not releasing the caliber or make or model of the weapon at this time. >> do you know whether it belonged to senator deeds? >> no, we're not commenting on that either. >> are you looking at -- [ inaudible ]. >> we're looking into a lot of possibilities. i'm not going to get into more about specifics. >> how old was gus? >> 24. i'm sorry, 24 years old. senator deeds is 55. >> the timeline, you mentioned exactly when you believe the gunfire happened in relation to when the stabbing took place. >> that's all still being determined as well. there's a lot of forensic evidence that has to be collected from the scene, ballistics evidence that has to
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be analyzed and tested through the state lab. there's still a lot of work to be done to make exactly a timeline of when and how things actually occurred. >> okay. so the q and a is winding down. you've been listening to the virginia state police. updatie ining members of the men charlottesville, virginia, on the condition of senator creigh deeds. it's been raised to fair condition at the hospital after suffering multiple stab wounds early this morning in his own home in a rural area of virginia. really, the headline out of that news conference is the fact we now have police on record saying that they're investigating or leaning toward looking at this event involving creigh deeds' 24-year-old son gus as attempted murder and suicide. but the big question, why? why did this happen? what were the events that led up to it? and what about gus deeds' mental state, as we've been reporting he went to this hospital in bath county yesterday, and according to "richmond times dispatch" was turned away because there were not enough beds.
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now to a story where the internet and one family's privacy clash in really just a grisly way. google is making this never-before and maybe never again move. really unprecedented. it's replacing some of its map imag images. for the last four years, the body of this 14-year-old california boy has been online in a google map photograph. police are still looking for kevin bererra's killer.
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in the last week, the father of this boy found out the photo had been out there for the whole world to see. >> when i see this image, it's still like it happened yesterday, really fresh, you know. that bring me back to a lot of memories. >> this is the screen shot. the red line is the railroad track. cnn, of course, choosing not to zoom in on the image, which is still online. but not long, according to google. vice president of google maps said this, released a statement. our hearts go out to the family of this young boy. google has never accelerated the replacement of updated satellite imagery from our maps before. given the circumstances, we wanted to make an exception in this case. doug gross is a tech writer for cnn doing. you have been in touch with google. this father finds out his son's body is out there for everyone to see. what did google tell you? >> it's one of those situations where google has so much --
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they're taking these images from their satellites and street view car. it was one of those wrong place, wrong time things. it looks like the police are there. it looks like the body -- certainly the father thinks it's the body. exactly what you just read. google said, look, we do not do this, but our hearts go out. they're saying it's going to take about eight days to get the satellite imagery replaced. >> my thought was why not take it away today? >> it's the street view images they shoot with the cars that some people may have seen going by. they can pull those quick. google doesn't give too much inside information about how they do things. obviously we're talking about satellite and out of space. we're talking about getting a satellite in place to replace that image. then we're talking about getting that information out to different web browsers, mobile platforms. it takes a while to get the image and disseminate it. >> the father was just tipped off, saw it, and contacted
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you know on this show we love these reunions between service members and their loved ones. so, so special. but there's one that took place late monday night. this is a category unto its own. take a look at this video.
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this is madison and dylan. they are getting hitched in, of all places, the reno-tahoe international airport moments after dylan returned home. so now mr. and mrs. ruffert join me live from reno. congratulations. >> hi. thank you. >> thank you. >> so you know, does someone like to fly a lot? why an airport? >> well, the whole idea came up, it was actually a joke at first. dylan had asked me what i was going to be wearing when he stepped off the plane, and my dad was joking around saying i could be wearing my wedding dress, and it was all just a joke at first. then i e-mailed the airport and it kind of just went off from there. but as far as liking flying a lot or anything, we don't really have any soft spot for the airport. now we do, but no, not before. >> now you do forever and ever. dylan, i understand you were
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away. where were you, syria and here you are coming back and immediately you see this lovely lady and how long between getting off the plane and the actual "i do"? >> probably about half an hour. i had to change in my uniform and they had to set it all up so i could walk down the stairs. >> so you could walk down the stairs and see your lovely lady in the beautiful white dress. i understand, madison, a lot of this was taken care of. as you mention, the airport really helped you guys put this whole thing together, right? >> yeah. definitely. we wouldn't have been able to do it if it weren't for them. they got so many donations from the community and from businesses. it was amazing, really, pretty much everything was donated to us. the arch, the food, deejay, photographer, flowers. it was amazing. >> so a huge party. i saw the crowds are amazing at the airport. dylan, i hear you have to go back overseas in a couple days. where are you headed and when are you coming back home to the
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mrs.? >> about six days i go back to virginia and i'll be back for christmas, hopefully. >> okay. at least virginia isn't too far away. i thought you had to go a little farther. mr. and mrs. madison and dylan ruffer, thanks. best to all of you. dylan, thank you so much for what you're doing for this country. we appreciate you very much. >> thank you. >> thank you. we'll be right back.
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below that 16,000 mark. there's the closing bell. little flat today. we'll keep an eye on that. go to thank you so much for being with me here today. i'm brooke baldwin at the cnn world headquarters in atlanta. now to jake tapper. "the lead" starts now. a son is dead and his politician father who once made a bid to run the commonwealth of virginia is recovering from multiple stab wounds this hour. i'm jake tapper. this is "the lead." the national lead. not so long ago, state senator craig deeds was the democratic nominee running for governor in virginia. as of today he's being treated in a hospital and his son is dead after something terrible happened inside deeds' home. also in national news, are republicans preserving the balance on the second most powerful court in the land or are they obstructing the president's power to appoint judges? or maybe both. our guest, gop senator chuck grassley, is firing back at the


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