Nationwide Online understands that the suspect in the killing of a woman and her four children was apprehended in Trelawny moments ago.

Reports are the suspect, 23-year-old Roshane Barnett, was held by the police in Wilson Run in the parish.

The police listed Barnett as a person of interest today following the grizzly slaying in Cocoa Piece, Clarendon.

The bodies of Kemisha Wright and her children aged 15, five, one and a baby of 23-months-old were discovered in a small house just before dawn.

Their throats were all cut. Three of them were girls.

Barnett is the cousin of Ms Wright, who was an aspiring nurse. Reports are Barnett went to live with Wright in Clarendon after he was reportedly involved in a lottery scamming dispute in Trelawny.

This is a developing story.