Sacramento Dad Who Killed Children Pleads Guilty

A West Sacramento father accused of killing his three young children in their apartment pleaded guilty Thursday morning.

32-year-old Robert Hodges pleaded guilty to three counts of premeditated murder of his three children, with three special circumstances, and one count of attempted murder of his wife.

Hodges was also charged with two counts of lying in wait and one count for multiple murders.

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig said that Hodges used a belt in the killings of his 11-year-old son Kelvin and 9-year-old daughter Julie. Hodges also killed his youngest child, 7-month-old Lucas.

Hodges' wife came home from work on September 13th to find their children dead in the family's apartment in West Sacramento.

Police said Hodges was taken into custody a few hours later off Interstate 80 and West El Camino Avenue in Sacramento.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 19. His is eligible to be sentenced to life in prison.

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