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Ashes hero Ben Stokes's half-brother and sister were shot dead

Added 09-17-19 12:36:02am EST - “The Ashes star's mother, Deb Stokes, had two children with a previous partner, Richard Dunn - who murdered both the youngsters in April 1988 before turning the gun on himself.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Ashes hero Ben Stokes's half-brother and sister were shot dead”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Two siblings of England cricket hero Ben Stokes were shot dead by his mother's former partner, it emerged last night.

His half-sister Tracey, eight, and half-brother Andrew, four, were killed by their father Richard Dunn in 1988.

His arrival is said to have given his mother Deborah 'something to live for' after the loss of the two children.

Stokes, who starred in England's Cricket World Cup win this summer as well as the tied Ashes series, has never publicly spoken about the killings.

The revelation of the dark episode in his family's history came from Jacqui Dunn – who is Richard Dunn's daughter from an earlier marriage, The Sun reported.

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