Carlos Pinto, 33, needed to be sedated after his partner Lucia Brum Padilla grabbed their two little daughters and jumped off the balcony of their flat, killing herself and the girls. This happened in Santiago, Chile.
The woman and her two children died after she jumped from the 30th floor of their apartment building while holding her daughters, aged one and two. The woman committed the murder-suicide following a row with her boyfriend, who is also the father of the two girls.
Neighbour Casiana Collazo Armas, who was friends with the young woman, told local TV:
'She had been depressed and was unhappy about a number of things. The couple had been together for years and had lived here in Chile since 2012 although they had never legally married.
Neighbours reported hearing the couple shouting and screaming at each other about his friendship with another woman.
They realised things had spiralled out of control when they heard screams and passers-by saw the young woman clutching her two daughters - aged one and two - as she fell.
The neighbours ran into the flat where they found Mr Pinto hysterical and restrained him as he then tried to jump from the building, located in Santiago's Estacion Central neighbourhood.