Members of the Police and the Guardia Civil crime lab entered the scene of the crime. Above right Ali Khouch, the confessed murderer. | Alejandro Sepulveda

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Palma police were holding the estranged former partner of a woman who was strangled to death along with her seven year old son at their home in Sa Pobla.

Police unit at the crime scene

The man surrendered himself to police hours after the incident. The woman was said to have been pregnant.

Police at the scene of the crime

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Palma police detectives are investigating the murders and believe that the man, who has allegedly admitted to the crimes, carried out the crimes in a fit of rage.

Family and friends at the scene