Father charged with the murder of his three young children in Chicago
He drowned his three children at his home.
A father has been charged with the murder of his three young children in Chicago.
Jason Karels confessed to drowning his three children on Monday, June 13th.
The estranged father drowned his three young children at his home in Round Lake Beach, Chicago.
After killing his children, he then wrote a note for his wife. It read, "If I can’t have them neither can you."
According to CBS, the children's mother dropped them off to spend the weekend with their father.
Karels said he drowned them one by one in his bath.
Their children were aged 2, 3, and 5.
Karels then tried to kill himself, but he was unsuccessful. He then led police on a chase across the Chicago area.
He crashed his car into a wooded area where he confessed to the murders.
The children's mother Debra called the police when she arrived at her ex's house. She was due to pick their children up for a doctor's appointment.
However, she grew concerned when nobody answered the door.
When officers searched the house, her children- Bryant (5), Cassidy (3), and Gideon (2) were all found dead.
Karels' bail has been set at $10 million.
A fundraiser has been set up to support Debra after her unthinkable loss.
All money raised will go directly to the family "to assist in anything they need during this time".
Debra has been "left to deal with this tragedy and the loss of three innocent angels".
"This fundraiser is to provide some monetary relief to handle the final arrangements for their mother as she endures the most unspeakable horror imaginable, the tragic loss of her children."
Locals want to ensure Debra has "everything she needs to not have to worry about money at this terrible time".