UPDATE: Hanover girls chopped to death were 8 and 4 years old

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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HANOVER, Jamaica — The two children who were this morning chopped to death along with their mother in Green Island, Hanover have been identified as eight-year-old Jayanna Coote and her four-year-old sister Shanique Coote.

The two were reportedly at their father's house when their mother, 38-year-old Abanique Cunningham, made her routine visit around 7:00 am to prepare them for school.

Police reports are that an altercation developed between the parents and during this time a machete was used to chop Cunningham and the children repeatedly. The woman,who lived elsewhere, was said to be pregnant.

The father, who is a suspect in the incident, has been taken into custody.

More information later.

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