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Father Accused Of Drowning His Children During Custodial Visit | “If I Can’t Have Them, Neither Can You”
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Father Accused Of Drowning His Children During Custodial Visit | “If I Can’t Have Them, Neither Can You”

"My children were absolutely amazing. They were three beautiful little souls that didn't deserve this," the mother said.

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A 35-year-old man from Illinois is accused of drowning his three children during a custody visit. He allegedly wrote a note to his wife saying, "If I can't have them, neither can you."

The note was addressed at a bond hearing for Jason E. Karels, 35, of Round Lake Beach, who is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Bryant Karels, 5, Cassidy Karels, 3, and Gideon Karels, 2, reports CBS News. Prosecutors claimed officers who went to his house to check on the children's wellbeing discovered the message.

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His wife Debra Karels told CBS Chicago, "The most important thing to me were the kids, and he knew that. He knew that nothing mattered but those children, and he took them away from me, because he knew that would hurt me the most." She added, "My children were absolutely amazing. They were three beautiful little souls that didn't deserve this."