A SON has admitted murdering his father and trying to kill his mother.

Lukasz David Adam Lukasik also admitted injuring his sister in a dramatic change of plea.

He had originally denied all the charges and a trial had been expected to start in July.

But late yesterday (Friday, May 14), the Selby man appeared again before the Recorder of Leeds, Judge Guy Kearl QC, and his barrister Nicholas Lumley QC asked for the indictment to be put to him again.

Speaking via a video link from prison, Lukasik said guilty three times in a quiet but firm voice.

The Recorder of Leeds adjourned sentence at the request of the defence until June 11.

“You will know that having pleaded guilty to count one (murder) on this indictment, there is only one sentence which I will be able to pass and that will be a sentence for life,” he told the defendant at Leeds Crown Court.

The judge will now have to decide the minimum length of time Lukasik will have to serve behind bars before he can be released on parole.

Lukasik was remanded in custody.

He admitted murdering his father, Jerzy Lukasik, attempting to murder his mother Maria Lukasik, and causing actual bodily harm to his sister Monika Lukasik.

All the offences took place on Tuesday, December 29 in Charles Street and Finkle Street, Selby.

North Yorkshire Police were called to Finkle Street at 8.45am that day.

They found the father fatally injured and his wife seriously injured nearby.

The son was arrested later the same day and appeared before York Magistrates' Court on January 4.

His lawyers immediately started investigating whether he had a medical defence.

On February 3, before psychiatric reports had been completed, he denied all three charges.

When he returned to court yesterday afternoon, Mr Lumley said Lukasik did not have a medical defence.