Police arrest mother's husband after 3 children killed

Three children killed in front of their mother by her 33-year-old husband in horror attack

Three children were found dead late Wednesday in a West Sacramento apartment, and police are searching for a man they described as a suspect in the slayings.

Robert Hodges a 33 year old West Sacramento, California man has been arrested after allegedly murdering his wife's three children. While en route, police received another call that three children inside the home may have been killed. However, a short time later the three children were pronounced dead. The children's names, ages and genders have not been released by authorities.

An adult female was also in the home.

Police have not released details on how the children died.

Police activity will be ongoing in the area through the night and into the morning hours.

"Obviously, she's traumatized, and it's going to take some time to find out what's going on", Kinney said.

Kinney said an initial 911 call reported a domestic violence incident at the apartment.

West Sacramento police today are investigating a triple homicide in which three children were killed.

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

Two of the children were students at Southport Elementary School.

Theresa Bustamante lives next to the apartment where the children were killed. Kinney said that he didn't know the extent of her injuries. (These apartments are) so quiet.

"I played with her nearly every single day. she was a nice friend", Alina said. "It just happened. It's so sad", Daniel said.

Hodges reportedly fled the scene by the time authorities arrived, KTXL reported.

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