Police have in custody the man accused of chopping to death his two children and their mother this morning in Hanover.
Dead are: 38-year-old Andanique Cunningham; and her two children seven-year-old Jayanna Coote and four-year old Shanique Coote, all of Dixon Wharf.
Reports are that Miss Cunningham took the children to their father’s house, at Industry Cove, Green Island, about 7 a.m., to prepare them for school. There was a dispute between Cunningham and the children’s father with whom her relationship is said to have ended. The man set upon them with a machete, reportedly attacking his estranged lover Cunningham and chopping her several times. He then turned on the two children chopping them all over their bodies.
The three were found in the yard and were pronounced dead at hospital.
The man was held as he fled the scene with a machete.
Several agencies of government have visited the community and is providing counselling to family members.