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Man killed his 3 children in front of his wife in what police called a domestic violence incident

By Mason White 12:10 PM September 15, 2017
Robert Hodges with his wife and children
Robert Hodges with his wife and children
By: Tanya Clark

(Scroll down for video) An argument between a husband and wife in California, turned deadly.

Police were called to a home in Sacramento, on reports of a domestic violence incident.

The mother told police that her husband hurt their children during an argument that turned violent. The man had fled the scene.

Emergency workers went into the home, where they found three unconscious children. They attempted to save the them, but were unsuccessful.

All three children, an 11-year-old boy, a 9-year-old girl, and an eight-month-old baby boy, were pronounced dead.

California Highway Patrol officers pulled over the children’s father, 33-year-old Robert Hodges, on Interstate 80 near West El Camino Avenue, and he was arrested.

A woman who claimed to be the children’s great-grandmother, said that Hodges and his wife had been married for more than 12 years.

A family member of the couple said that they were unaware of any previous marital disputes between the husband and wife.

Police did not disclose the method used to kill the children, but neighbors believe they were smothered to death.