This totally breaks my heart. Former Idaho Rep. Brandon Hixon has been found dead in his home. 

This sad tale come on the heels of a lot of personal issues in Rep. Hixon's life. He was found in his home dead today from a self-inflicted gun shot wound. He was just 36 years old.

I'm not going to downplay the allegations against this man. They were serious. He stepped down in October after the Caldwell Police launched a sexual abuse investigation on Hixon.

We don't have details on those charges, but according to KTVB Hixon was also arrested on DUI charges twice since the investigation began. His court date was set for next week.

Hixon, a Republican was elected to the House in 2012 and re-elected in 2014.

His fall from grace is sad no matter how you look at it. He leaves behind four children between the ages of 6 and 17.

I don't know what he was exactly accused of doing, I make no excuses for him if he did indeed do something very wrong, but for himself and for his family, especially for his children I wish he could have seen some other way besides taking his own life.

Please keep the Hixon family in your thoughts and prayers.