Three Children Killed; Father Arrested

Three children were killed Wednesday night in an apartment complex on Touchstone Place and their father was arrested hours later. 

Officers were first called to the Timber Apartments around 9 o'clock for a report of domestic violence when they made the tragic discovery.

West Sacramento Police Sergeant Roger Kinney said 33-year-old Robert Hodges was taken into custody around midnight by California Highway Patrol Offices off Interstate 80 and West El Camino Avenue.

The three children were identified by the Yolo County Coroner's Office as 11-year-old Kelvin Hodges, 9-year old Julie Hodges and 7-month-old Lucas Hodges.

Sergeant Kinney says the mother witnessed her husband kill their children and she was a victim of domestic violence. No details about what happened to her were released.

Hodges will be arraigned on Monday.

Photo Courtesy of Yolo County Jail

Two of the children were students at Southport Elementary School. A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at the school along Linden Road.

A GoFundMe account has also been created to help the mother.

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