David Stokes Wiki
David Stokes was found with a knife in his chest at his semi-detached home in Hinckley, Leicestershire, after barricading himself inside the property with his family in the early hours of November 2, 2016.
A lottery winner stabbed his separated wife when he discovered that he had spent the money on prostitutes and a car, before committing suicide to himself and his two young children, it was reported.
David Stokes Age
He was 42 years old.
David Stokes Killed Two Sons
His sons Adam, 11 years old and five-year-old Matthew were also found dead, though a post-mortem failed to shed light on how they were killed
They were found together in a bed in the home, holding hands and a forensic pathologist suggested they had been strangled.
Stokes’ wife and the children’s mother, Sally Stokes, were held hostage but managed to escape with stab wounds after a five-hour police confrontation at the family’s home. Today, he told an investigation in the Loughborough forensic court how Stokes hit her with a roller and tried to suffocate her before stabbing her in the side. Ms. Stokes described her relationship with her husband as abusive and added that he had been on the Internet looking for places for escorts and rape drugs before detaining the family as a hostage.
He had been married to his wife, a pub assistant manager, since 2011 but their relationship deteriorated.
David Stokes Lottery Winner
The hearing was told Stokes had previously won £40,000 on the lottery and spent the winnings on shares and a new car, with his wife also found evidence of him paying for prostitutes.