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A MAN who claimed his girl­friend ac­ci­den­tally hit her head and died while they had drug- fu­elled sex in the shower has been jailed for 50 years for her mur­der.

Ja­son Lowe, 28, told ju­rors that he and Jessie Bard­well, 27, had been tak­ing the mind- al­ter­ing drug GHB be­fore romp­ing in the shower, where she fell and struck her head twice.

He tes­ti­fied that they de­cided to lie down after the fall but, when he woke up, his girl­friend was dead next to him.

“I should have called the po­lice,” Lowe told the court, adding that he “was scared” and “re­ally made things worse” by putting Jessie’s body in his Audi and later leav­ing it on a ru­ral prop­erty near Dal­las last year.

Pros­e­cu­tors said they didn’t be­lieve Lowe’s ver­sion of events, espe­cially as he waited more than 16 months to share it in court.

Jessie’s body was too de­com­posed for the med­i­cal ex­am­iner to determine how she died, but her cause of death was listed as homi­ci­dal vi­o­lence.

Jessie’s dad Gary said in an im­pact stae­ment: “He’s the devil.” VIC­TIM: Jessie was found in Lowe’s car

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