Photos have emerged of Warriena Wright posing next to a man she met on Tinder moments before she fell 14 stories off his balcony to her death.
The selfies show Gable Tostee, 30, and Wright, 26, together in his apartment in Queensland, Australia, in the early hours of August 8, 2014.
Wright was visiting Australia from New Zealand for a wedding when she went on the date. They had been drinking and having sex in Tostee’s Queensland apartment, according to 9News.
Prosecutor Glen Cash told the jury yesterday that Tostee did not throw Wright to her death, but intimidated and threatened her to an extent that she felt the only way to escape was to climb down from his 14th floor balcony.
Cash alleged that Tostee became angry after Wright threw ornamental rocks at him and hit him with a telescope, adding that Tostee choked and restrained her before locking her out of his apartment on the balcony.
Yesterday, a court heard a secret audio recording, capturing a fight between the couple before Wright fell.
That recording can now be heard in the video below:
Tostee – who has pleaded not guilty to murdering Wright – is heard saying in the recording: “You’re lucky I haven’t chucked you off my balcony you God damn psycho bitch.”
You’re not going to collect any belongings, you’re just going to walk out.
If you try to pull anything I’ll knock you out, I’ll knock you the fuck out – do you understand?
A witness who lives underneath Tostee claims she saw his date falling after she shouted: “No, no, no, please let me go home.”
The court heard a recording of Tostee saying:
I was all right at first, we, you know, had sex in bed and after that she kept drinking.
She kept beating me up… I forced her out onto the balcony and I think she might have jumped off. She was saying, ‘I know Muay Thai, I’ll beat you up for fun.’
I tried to hold her down and she ran out onto my balcony and the last thing I remember was she kept hitting me for some reason and I just like tackled her down on the ground inside the apartment.Advertisement
The recording device was still on when Tostee called his dad in the immediate aftermath and told him they had had sex, Elite Daily reports.
The trial is expected to carry on for seven days. Throughout that time the jury will hear from 20 witnesses.