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Father accused of killing his 3 children detained in California

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Posted at 9:40 PM, Sep 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-14 23:41:04-04

A father accused of killing his three children during a domestic dispute near Sacramento, California was arrested on Thursday, ABC News reports. 

Robert Hodges is in a California jail while he awaits formal charges. ABC reports that he is being held without bail until he faces a judge on Monday. 

The Yolo County Coroner told ABC News the children were 11 years old, 9 years old and 8 months old when they were allegedly killed by Hodges Wednesday evening. 

Police said that the children's mother was injured during the domestic assualt. Her injuries are unknown. 

Neighbors reported to dispatchers a domestic incident to police around 9 p.m. local time Wednesday. 

Several people who knew Hodges and the victims said they were unaware of any domestic violence in the family. 

"The kids seemed jolly most of the time, seemed happy. I never saw any child abuse or parents fighting or anything like that," neighbor William Crawford told ABC. "I never heard them fight, never heard the parents argue, ever....I got the impression he loved his kids, got the impression the kids loved their dad."

To read ABC's full report, click here