Tragedy struck in Dickson Wharf in Green Island, Hanover this morning after an 8 months pregnant woman and her two children, ages 4 and 7, were chopped to death.
The alleged attacker, who is the woman's ex-boyfriend and the father of her children, is in police custody.
They have been identified as 38-year-old Abanique Cunningham and seven-year-old Jayanna Coote and four-year-old Sanique Coote.
Reports are that about 7 o'clock Cunningham, who was living with her mother, went to the community to visit her children and their father, who is a 61-year-old fisherman.
Its reported that the two were estranged after she had an affair and became pregnant.
An argument reportedly developed between the two and residents reported that the man was seen in the yard chasing his pregnant ex-lover with a machete.
He reportedly chopped her several times and then turn the weapon on to his young child inflicting wounds.
He was accosted by residents and later handed over to the police.