ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. (AP) — Prosecutors say a suburban Chicago man charged in the drowning deaths of his three young children left a note for his estranged wife saying, “If I can’t have them neither can you.”

Prosecutors mentioned the note Wednesday during a bond hearing for 35-year-old Jason Karels of Round Lake Beach.

He faces three counts of first-degree murder in the drowning deaths Monday of 5-year-old Bryant Karels, 3-year-old Cassidy Karels and 2-year-old Gideon Karels.

Prosecutors say officers sent to his home to check on the welfare of the children found the note.

A Lake County judge ordered Karels held on a $10 million bond.