60-year-old man accused of killing his two daughters and their mom
GREEN ISLAND, Hanover — The Hanover police have taken into custody a 60-year-old man who is accused of hacking to death his two daughters and their mother — his estranged spouse — who was said to have been in an advanced state of pregnancy.
The deceased have been identified as 39-year-old Adanique Cunningham and her two daughters, seven-year-old Jayanna Coote and four-year-old Shanique Coote, of Dickson Wharf here in Green Island.
|School uniform and a pair of slippers |
on the ground outside the home at which the
gruesome incident took place.
Residents claimed that about 7:00 yesterday morning, Cunningham, who lives with her mother in another section of Green Island, as is customary, went to prepare her daughters, who live with their father, to go to their respective schools in the community.
|Bewildered residents of Green Island yesterday|
discuss the triple murder which occured
earlier in the day.
They alleged that the father, who was said to be without steady income since he was reportedly removed by the police some time ago from the beach in Negril where he “hustled”, got into a heated argument with his children's mother.
It was not clear what the dispute was about, but the man allegedly brandished a machete which he used to inflict multiple chops to the woman before turning the weapon on his two daughters. more