<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Ben-Stokes/news/">Ben Stokes</a>' half-brother and sister were shot dead by their father, three years before his birth in 1988. The shocking events was revealed by <em>The Sun</em> on Tuesday. <p></p> <p></p>The killer Richard Dunn, ex of Ben's mother Deb, out of jealousy shot Tracey, eight, and Andrew, four, before turning the gun on himself in April 1988, the report stated. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ</strong>: <a title="After terrific summer, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer promise bright England Test future" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/after-terrific-summer-ben-stokes-and-jofra-archer-promise-bright-england-test-future-892185">After terrific summer, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer promise bright England Test future</a> <p></p> <p></p>"Dunn had weekend custody of the children and shot them both dead before turning the gun on himself in April 1988," the news report added. <p></p> <p></p>The tragic events have not been spoken about in public before and it was during that grief-stricken period Deb gave birth to Ben, fathered by rugby coach <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Gerard-Stokes">Gerard Stokes</a> of New Zealand. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ</strong>: <a title="VIDEO: Smith, Stokes standout Ashes 2019 performers" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/video-smith-stokes-standout-ashes-2019-performers-892080">Smith, Stokes standout Ashes 2019 performers</a> <p></p> <p></p>As per the report, a family source revealed that Deb had "something to live for" after her jealous ex killed their two children with the birth of Ben. <p></p> <p></p>The report also quotes Jacqui Dunn, daughter of the killer from a previous marriage. "I couldn't believe Dad would do such a thing. It was just horrible. Deb was so angry and traumatised she kicked the coffin at his funeral and I've never seen or heard from her since. And I had absolutely no idea she's had another son who became an England cricket star," Jacqui was quoted as saying. <p></p> <p></p>Richard, 39 at the time, was jobless and had split with Deb. He discovered she had taken up with the rugby coach, prompting him to take the extreme step. <p></p> <p></p>Ben and his parents moved to the UK when he was 12 after Gerard landed a job with Workington Town rugby league club in Cumbria, the report further added.