Police arrest father in killings of 3 children in California

Police arrest father in killings of 3 children in California

Pictured the three children, Robert Hodges of West Sacramento is alleged to have murdered.Pictured West Sacramento apartment complex, Timbers Apartments, where Robert Hodges is alleged to have murdered the three children33 YO Robert Hodges has been arrested, accused of murdering 3 kids behind the door of apartment 44 at West Sacramento's Timbers Apartments.

"It's very hard, especially for the folks who are on scene", he said.

She tells The Associated Press that the three were attractive children.

West Sacramento police received calls Wednesday night reporting a domestic violence incident as well as the possibility of deceased children inside the apartment near Jefferson Boulevard, Sgt. Roger Kinney told reporters. She is viewed as a casualty of aggressive behavior at home, police said. He had fled the scene by the time they arrived. The mother had been choked and Hodges was not far behind her.

On the way to the apartment, they got a second call, saying that the children in the apartment were possibly dead. "Everything appeared to be OK" between the two. The children's names, ages and genders have not been released by authorities.

Hodges is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday (18 September), Kinney said.

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"All of West Sacramento stands together in profound heartbreak, shocked by the vile domestic murder of three children in our community".

At this point, authorities do not know the direct relationship Hodges had with the children.

Alina and Daniel Vertelnikov are neighbors and friends of the victims.

The mother is Mai Hodges, who works as a cashier at Thunder Valley Casino northeast of Sacramento, said casino spokesman Doug Elmets. They are devastated they could not do more, but we are proud of the way they handled a challenging set of circumstances with professionalism and sensitivity. Let us also support one another.

It takes place at 7 p.m. PST at the Southport Elementary School in Sacramento.

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