Officer: Money problems motive for West Sac children's deaths

Drowning in debt with the IRS looming, Robert William Hodges saw death as the only way out - not onl

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Drowning in debt with the IRS looming, Robert William Hodges saw death as the only way out - not only for himself, but his wife and three children too, according to testimony Friday in Yolo Superior Court. "He felt this was the best way to eliminate the entire family, and it would take care of all of their problems," said Eric Palmer, the West Sacramento police detective who interviewed Hodges after the bodies of his three children - Kelvin, 11; Julie, 9; and 7-month-old Lucas - were discovered by their mother in their West Sacramento apartment.


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