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THE SUN-HERALD SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2011

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Pregnant flight attendant stabbed spouse, court told Rebecca Richardson ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

A PREGNANT flight attendant stabbed her husband with a kitchen knife, potentially ending his career as a dentist, police allege. Jiaying Xu, a Jetstar employee who is 14 weeks pregnant, was driving home from Kensington to the couple’s city home on Friday night when she began arguing with her husband, Michael Cai, about her parents. Court documents allege Ms Xu, 26, then left the car and returned home alone, waiting inside the darkened living room for Mr Cai, whom she married eight months ago, to return. At midnight, after Mr Cai had let himself into the house and gone to bed, he woke to find Ms Xu standing in the bedroom doorway, allegedly holding a 30-centimetre kitchen knife in her left hand. As he tried to get out of the bed, police said Mr Cai sustained a stab wound to his upper-left chest, Parramatta Local Court heard yes-

terday. As he rushed back into the room he felt another sharp blow, allegedly caused by another stab to his right shoulder. As Mr Cai tried to grab the knife from his wife he cut his hand, causing damage to his tendon that the court heard could end his career. He ran out of the apartment and presented the knife to officers at City Central police station. While he was gone Ms Xu allegedly cleaned up the bloody mess, before police arrived and arrested her. She was charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. Ms Xu’s parents, the subjects of the alleged argument, were in court yesterday. Magistrate Paul Lyon granted Ms Xu bail on the condition she live with her parents in Arncliffe, that they pay $1000 in bail and she only contacts her husband through a solicitor. Ms Xu is to reappear at the Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday.

Mr Cai tried to grab the knife from his wife’s hands.

Celebrating the right way ... St Ignatius players embrace after beating rivals St Joseph’s College. Photo: Dallas Kilponen

Order restored as old rivals clash Jim O’Rourke ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

POLICE, security guards and an alcohol ban were used to prevent feared crowd violence at a schoolboy rugby match in Sydney yesterday. The headmaster at St Ignatius College at Riverview also rescheduled the First XV fixture with rivals St Joseph’s College from 3.15pm to 11.15am. At the same fixture last year, police used capsicum spray to break up a brawl involving about 20 youths, for-

mer students from both schools. Riverview headmaster Shane Hogan blamed last year’s stoush on prematch drinking and ‘‘the extremely poor behaviour of a group of young Old Boys’’ who he said were ‘‘undesirable spectators’’. In a written message to parents in the days leading up to the match Joeys’ head Ross Tarlinton supported Riverview’s decision to change the kick-off time. Yesterday Mr Hogan declared the

day ‘‘an outrageous success’’. During the halftime break there was a minor skirmish on the neighbouring soccer pitch when a few lads had to be separated by a burly security guard after a little bit of push and shove. It was all over in 30 seconds. After the game the Joeys’ Old Boys were tossing up whether to kick on to the Riverview Hotel in Balmain or the Paddington Bowling Club. And the score? Riverview remain undefeated after beating Joeys 26-22.

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