Published: Fri, September 15, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Community mourns death of three children in West Sacramento

Community mourns death of three children in West Sacramento

Hours earlier, police were called to a West Sacramento apartment complex for a domestic violence incident.

Several news organizations are identifying the suspect as Robert Hodges, 33, of West Sacramento. Police have not determined if Hodges was the children's father.

Sacramento television station KCRA earlier reported that Kinney told the station that the woman had witnessed the killings.

More details will be coming soon.

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. All three children were pronounced dead at the scene after emergency personnel attempted life-saving efforts.

The initial 911 call came in as a domestic violence incident, and as police were on the way to the apartment, someone called again to report the children were possibly dead, he said.

Kinney says investigators tell him she did not.

"The officers are absolutely impacted, along with the firefighters, and certainly the family, the neighbours", he said.

"Something like this is very disturbing", Kinney said. By the time police arrived at the home, Holdges had already fled.

The names, ages and genders of the children have not been officially released.

The children's great-grandmother said relatives were unaware of any previous marital disputes.

Hodges is expected to be booked into the Yolo County Jail on three counts of murder and a felony domestic violence charge, reports the Sacramento Bee. Kinney said that he didn't know the extent of her injuries.

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