Pawel Klosowski pleads guilty to murdering his son, Lukasz, and son’s girlfriend, Chelsea Ireland, in rural SA

A South Australian man has pleaded guilty to the double shooting murder of his son and his sons partner on a rural property last month.Lukasz Klosowski, 19, was shot and killed along with his girlfriend, Chelsea Ireland, also 19, on a property at Mount McIntyre, near Millicent in the state’s South-East.
Pawel Klosowski pleaded guilty to two counts of murder in the Mount Gambier Magistrates Court on Monday.
The hearing — his third appearance in court — was convened just a month after the couple’s deaths.
He had not been due to face court again until December, however his early guilty plea could make him eligible for a sentencing discount.
The 46-year-old was remanded in custody to face the Supreme Court in November, when the sentencing process will begin.
It is alleged Klosowski, also known as Paul, shot the young couple during a family gathering at the property on August 22.
The court has previously heard two of his step-children witnessed the incident.
Speaking to reporters at the scene the following day, Detective Inspector Campbell Hill said the deaths were tragic.
“The impacts of this will not only be felt for the particular families involved, and the associates and relatives, but also for the south-eastern community,” Insp Hill said.
“It’s really quite a shocking event to occur in the South-East.”
Klosowski’s son and Ms Ireland were each remembered at moving funeral services held earlier this month.
Mr Klosowski, an aspiring journalist, was remembered as a “beautiful soul” and with a great sense of humour.
“It’s very hard to find any words. There’s no words to describe what happened,” one mourner said.
“I’ll never forget him, the sense of humour, the kindness, the family style, all that was represented.”
Ms Ireland’s family has paid tribute to their daughter, who was going to “change the world”.
At her funeral, her father, Greg Ireland, told mourners she had “fallen in love with her soulmate” and “had so much to live for”.