WEST SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The district attorney’s office is releasing new details in the case of a West Sacramento man suspected of murdering his three children.
Monday, the Yolo County District Attorney announced that they will be filing three counts of first-degree murder charges against Robert Hodges. The 33-year-old West Sacramento resident’s three children were found dead in an apartment last week.
Hodges is also facing a charge of attempted murder for allegedly attacking his wife.
The DA’s office also released a few more details about the incident, charging that Hodges used a belt to murder the children
Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig said he would be handling the case personally.
The three children killed have been identified as 11-year-old Kelvin, 9-year-old Julie and 7-month-old Lucas. Kelvin and Julie were students at Southport Elementary School in West Sacramento.
Hodges had no criminal record in Yolo or Sacramento Counties prior to his arrest, a records search shows.
The mother of the children released a statement on Friday, writing in part: “There’s many stories out there that aren’t true of what happened. I still can’t get it out of my head. For those that know Robbie know he was once a loving and caring father and husband … I would never have imagine he is capable of something like this.”