ENGLISH NEWS: LOTTERY WINNER KILLS SONS AND COMMITS SUICIDE AFTER WIFE FINDS HE SPENT MONEY ON PROSTITUTES

LOTTERY WINNER KILLS SONS AND COMMITS SUICIDE AFTER WIFE FINDS HE SPENT MONEY ON PROSTITUTES Credit: Facebook

David Stokes, 43, and children Adam, 11, and Matthew, five, were discovered in their home on Welwyn Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, on 2 November 2016.

An inquest heard this week the tragic account about the two young Hickley brothers who were found dead ‘holding hands’

Mrs Stokes told the court she and Mr Stokes had been married since 2011 and separated three months before the deaths.

David Stokes, 43, stabbed himself to death with a kitchen knife and held wife Sally hostage during a five-hour stand-off with police after his wife confronted him about blowing cash on hookers, an inquest heard. As well as searching online for escorts and a date rape drug.

Mrs Stokes told the court she confronted him about this on 1 November, but the situation at the time was “calm” and she left just after 18:00 GMT. She returned at about 21:15 and, in the hours that followed, Mr Stokes locked her in the house, hit her on the back of the head with a rolling pin and tried to smother her with a pillow.

She said she got to the back garden and screamed for help before Mr Stokes stabbed her and hit her head against a wall.

Mr Stokes was later found dead from a single stab wound.

Mrs Stokes was taken to hospital and told the following day about her sons and that Mr Stokes had killed himself.

She was ruled out of the investigation as a suspect by police, the inquest heard.

A medical cause of death for both boys has been given as “unascertained” but a pathologist said, according to the BBC, that it could have been a result of drowning or pressure to the neck. And that the boys were likely unconscious or already dead when they were positioned where they were found.

The inquest continues.

 

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