Prosecutors say an audio recording taken at the scene could imply that Warriena Wright’s suspected killer strangled her before she fell to her death.
Tostee had enabled an audio device, recording the time leading up to Wright’s death.
He can be heard saying:
You’re lucky I haven’t chucked you off my balcony you goddamned psycho bitch. If you try to pull anything, I’ll knock you out, I’ll knock you the fuck out, do you understand?
The audio has been made public by the prosecution, who claim the sound of Wright being strangled by Tostee can be heard.
The jury also heard from a neighbour who testified they heard Wright crying, ‘no, no, no, please let me go home’ seconds before witnessing her fall.
The court also supplied a photo reconstruction of Wright’s last moments as she allegedly tried to escape:
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The prosecution asserts that Tostee did not throw Wright to her death, but intimidated and threatened her to such an extent she felt the only way to escape was to climb from the balcony.
The court also heard another conversation from the recording that Tostee had with his father in which he gave his version of events.
Tostee can be heard to say:
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.’Advertisement
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.
The trial continues.