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California dad pleads not guilty in deaths of his children

California dad pleads not guilty in deaths of his children”

A Sacramento man murdered his three children - two of them with a belt - on Wednesday, prosecutors alleged Monday.

In a press conference Monday, Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig said that Hodges allegedly used a belt to kill two of his children - 9-year-old Julie Hodges and 11-year-old Kelvin Hodges.

The Yolo County District Attorney announced Monday the formal charges against a West Sacramento father who was arrested in his three young children's deaths.

The charging documents don't say how the infant was killed. Three children were killed inside a California apartment and their father has been arrested in the deaths that followed a domestic violence altercation with his wife, authorities said Thursday.

Prosecutors filed the charges Monday against 32-year-old Robert William Hodges in the deaths of 11-year-old Kelvin Hodges, 9-year-old Julie Hodges and Lucas Hodges, almost eight months.

The charges listed make Hodges eligible for the death penalty, although the Reisig said his office has not decided if it will be seeking the death penalty. Police claim that Mai Hodges was in the home at the time of the murders but did not witness them.

Hodges pleaded not guilty during his first court appearance. Officials expect to appoint a public defender to represent him.

The mother told Latoya that her husband attacked her moments before he left the apartment. A GoFundMe account has been set up by neighbors to help Mai Hodges with expenses as she grieves the loss of her children.

Relatives and neighbors have said there were no apparent problems or abuse in the marriage. He was not in a rage'.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help Mai Sheng Hodges, and had raised nearly $30,000 as of Monday evening.

Authorities said Monday that Hodges was ordered held without bail for an October 2 court appearance.

The district attorney went on to add that investigators believe Hodges made attempts to also kill his wife the night of the triple homicide.

Prosecutors said it will take months to decide on whether to seek the death penalty as the circumstances of the deaths come to light.



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