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Chef, 24, 'beat his Chinese student girlfriend to death' Chef, 24, 'beat his Chinese student girlfriend to death'
  • Jordan Mathews said he 'lost it' after seeing a message from another man on app
  • Said he then kissed girlfriend's arm on the bruises and the pair had 'make-up sex'
  • Ms Bi spoke four languages and was studying a masters in international business
 Jordan Matthews, 24, admits manslaughter but denies murdering partner Xixi Bi (pictured) after he found a message from another man on a dating app

Jordan Matthews, 24, admits manslaughter but denies murdering partner Xixi Bi (pictured) after he found a message from another man on a dating app

A pub chef with a karate black belt beat his student girlfriend to death after thinking she had cheated on him but 'didn't mean to kill her', a court heard.

Jordan Matthews, 24, admits manslaughter but denies murdering partner Xixi Bi after he found a message from another man on a dating app.

A transcript of Matthews' police interview was read out to the jury at Cardiff Crown Court in which he said: 'The last thing I would ever do to my beautiful Bi is kill her.'

Matthews told the interviewing officer: 'I was going to make her my wife and we were going to move away. I really love my baby and I've taken her life away from her.'

On day four of the trial, the defendant accepted they had an argument in the early hours of Friday, August 19, 2016.

But he told officers: 'It wasn't even that big.' 

Matthews said he lost his temper when he thought Ms Bi had received a message from another man on a dating app and would not answer his questions.

He accepted picking his girlfriend up, throwing her and punching her in the stomach at his flat in Cardiff. 

 A transcript of Matthews' (left) police interview was read out to the jury at Cardiff Crown Court in which he said: 'The last thing I would ever do to my beautiful Bi is kill her'

A transcript of Matthews' (left) police interview was read out to the jury at Cardiff Crown Court in which he said: 'The last thing I would ever do to my beautiful Bi is kill her'

 Matthews told the interviewing officer: 'I was going to make her my wife and we were going to move away. I really love my baby and I've taken her life away from her'

Matthews told the interviewing officer: 'I was going to make her my wife and we were going to move away. I really love my baby and I've taken her life away from her'

 The court heard that the day before Miss Bi's death, she had travelled to London to visit a friend who spotted bruising on her faceArriving back in Cardiff, Matthews picked Miss Bi up from the train station and took her back to their flat 

The court previously heard that the day before Miss Bi's death, she had travelled to London to visit a friend who spotted bruising on her face

The defendant said: 'I just lost it. I punched her pretty hard but I could see it hurt so I apologised.'

He claimed he kissed his girlfriend's arm where he had bruised it and they had 'make-up sex'.

Matthews added: 'We'd do this all the time - have little bickers and sort it out.'

The defendant told police later that night he could hear Ms Bi's breath coming in 'short, desperate gasps' and saw her eyes rolling back into her head.

He said he tried to give her first aid and called an ambulance.

Matthews told officers: 'One thing I don't get is the bruising - how she bruised so much.' 

 Miss Bi's studies started to suffer after she began a relationship with Matthews, it was claimed

Miss Bi's studies started to suffer after she began a relationship with Matthews, it was claimed

 Matthews (right) allegedly began beating Miss Bi (left) and forcing her to miss lectures

Matthews (right) allegedly began beating Miss Bi (left) and forcing her to miss lectures

He added: 'I should have not touched her. I should have sorted it out like an adult.'

The defendant stated he had always wanted a Chinese girlfriend and described Ms Bi as 'perfect'.

Previously, the court heard Ms Bi spoke four languages and had moved to Oxford as a teenager to further her education.

She was studying for a master's degree in international business when she fell for Matthews, showering him with gifts.

But after their relationship began, Matthews allegedly began beating Miss Bi and forcing her to miss lectures.

 The court heard Miss Bi suffered dozens of injuries including multiple broken ribs, a broken jaw and severe bruisingXixi Bi (left), 24, was killed by 23-year-old Jordan Matthews (right) in a 'vicious attack' 

Xixi Bi (left), 24, was killed by 23-year-old Jordan Matthews (right) in a 'vicious attack'

 Couple: Matthews, of Llandaff, Cardiff, told police he had 'been horrible' to Miss Bi after he saw a message from another man on her phone

Couple: Matthews, of Llandaff, Cardiff, told police he had 'been horrible' to Miss Bi after he saw a message from another man on her phone

Ivy Murria, a friend of Ms Bi's from Cardiff Metropolitan University, said Ms Bi told her Matthews had 'anger problems' and could be controlling.

She described the victim as 'very outgoing and bubbly', but told the court she changed during the relationship with Matthews.

Shareene Hallett, the girlfriend of Matthews' brother, said: 'Xixi was amazing. 

'She was just lovely and you couldn't say a bad word about her. She was beautiful inside and out.'

Matthews, of Llandaff, Cardiff, denies murder.

The trial continues. 


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