Round Lake Beach Man Pleads Guilty to Murder of Three Children Last Year

(Waukegan, IL) A Round Lake Beach man will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars, after pleading guilty, but mentally ill, in the killing of own children last year. Jason Karels entered the plea to three counts of first-degree murder stemming from the deaths of his 2, 3 and 5-year-old children in June of 2022. The 36-year-old admitted to drowning each child, before attempting to flee the area…he was caught after a police chase near Joliet. Sentencing in the case has been set for mid February.

Tim Vander Tuuk, WLIP News (12-18-23)