A MAN accused of murdering his girlfriend tried to revive her as she lay blood-stained on his bedroom floor, a court heard.
Julien Joseph told police that when he realised Anna Backhouse (pictured) was having trouble breathing he tried to give her mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
He added: "We were talking for ages and then she flared. I didn't know what to do.
"I was blowing into her mouth. She wasn't breathing properly so straightaway I called her mum. She had blood coming out of her nose and I wiped it with a towel."
Joseph, 27, who lived with Miss Backhouse at his mother's house in Spinkfield Road, Birkby, described in his interviews with police how he was shocked when officers who were called to the house told him he was being arrested on suspicion of murder.
"I was shocked, my mum was hysterical," he said.
"I cannot believe this. I cannot believe it, seriously. My life is over with - I'm 26 and I'm not bothered. You might as well give me a lethal injection or something."
Bradford Crown Court was told Joseph had to wash his bed sheets because they were covered in blood.
He is alleged to have hit Miss Backhouse with two deodorant cans, grabbed her round the throat and stamped on her on the night she died in May last year.
But Joseph says he never lost his temper. He said Miss Backhouse had hit her head on a games console and a metal chair during the incident.
He denies murder.
The trial continues.