The West Sacramento father who admitted to killing his three young children last year in their apartment was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility for parole.
32-year-old Robert Hodges pleaded guilty on December 14th to three counts of premeditated murder of his three children, with three special circumstances, and one count of attempted murder of his wife, according to officials with the Yolo County District Attorney's Office.
In addition to the three special circumstances, Hodges was 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 his 9-year-old daughter, Julie. Hodges also killed his youngest child, 7-month-old Lucas.
Hodges' wife came home from work on the evening of September 13th to find their children dead in the family's apartment on Touchstone Place in West Sacramento. The three children were pronounced dead at the scene.