The Brisbane Supreme Court, on Monday, started the trial of one Gable Tostee who was accused of murdering his Tinder date Warriena Wright in the early hours of August 8, 2014.
The body of Ms. Wright was found at the base of the Avalon Apartments unit in Surfers Paradise. The victim had allegedly died after falling from the 14th floor balcony which happened to be Tostee’s unit.
Warriena Wright’s body had so many injuries it almost “folded over itself” from her fall from Gable Tostee’s 14th floor balcony, reported Brisbane Times.
Tostee, 30, has pleaded not guilty before the Supreme Court to Ms. Wright’s murder.
As reported by Daily Mail, the couple had met each other on Tinder (a dating app), and the photos from their only night together revealed that they were enjoying the evening. Several “selfies” portray the happy pair, smiling and flashing ‘pouts’ and ‘peace’ signs for the camera.
That being said, if looked further into the images, the Tinder date soon turns into something sinister and grim. Ms. Wright displays an unhappy face in the subsequent photos, and looks utterly uncomfortable as her smile fades away.
The police have eventually released some more pictures of the apartment that shows the unit in a disarray. White rocks of the size of golf balls are seen scattered across the carpeted floor in the living room, alleging Ms. Wright threw them at Tostee which sent him in a fit of rage, reported Daily Mail.
The Brisbane Supreme Court, on Tuesday, heard several audio recording of the couple from the night they spent together.
The pair can be heard arguing and yelling, threatening each other with physical harm.
“You are lucky I haven’t chucked you off my balcony you goddamn psycho little b***h,” tells Tostee at one point to Ms. Wright.
‘Are you going to f***ing Muay Thai me because I will f***ing destroy your jaw,’ Ms Wright says in response.
“I should have never given you so much to drink,” Tostee says later.
Gabriele Collyer-Wiedner, who lived in the unit directly below Tostee’s and is a vital witness to the case, told the court on Monday that she woke up to the sound of banging furniture at about 2am on the night of the murder. She further added that she saw Ms. Wright’s legs dangling from the balcony, while the deceased was screaming ‘no, no, no’.
‘Legs came down and dangled in the air,’ she said. ‘I froze there, then the body fell on my balcony railing.
‘I screamed and then somebody else screamed. I assumed it was her voice. I stepped forward and looked down and she was lying on the ground.’
The Wright family is in Brisbane for the trial which is supposed to last for a week.