55 year old David Nugent, a man said to be of unsound mind, has been charged with three counts of wounding with intent.
It is alleged that on Monday morning, three siblings, including 10 year old Shaday Wilson, were catching water at a pipe in the quiet fishing community of Portland Cottage in Clarendon, when the children decided to ask 'Shorty' who was approaching on a bicycle to carry the water for them.
According to Shaday's statement 'Shorty' jumped off his bicycle, pulled his machete and started to chop. She said "We ran into the bushes and mi brother drop and him start chop up mi brother then him turned to mi sister and start chop her up."
Her brother 13 year old Dwayne Wilson and 11 year old Samantha Wilson were both hospitalised in serious condition.
It is alleged that Nugent had chopped another man in the community earlier.