Woman falls 14 storeys during a date

Woman falls 14 storeys during a date
Published: 2016 October 11 08:34:07 (8454 Views)
A man is accused of killing his Tinder date after she fell 14 storeys from a balcony.

She was found dead at the base of the high-rise Avalon Apartments unit in Surfers Paradise in the early hours of August 8 after falling from the 14th floor balcony of Tostee's unit.

Numerous liquor bottles, disheveled sheets, rocks strewn all over the ground and a video camera on the coffee table were found in the Gold Coast apartment of Gable Tostee after 26-year-old Warriena Wright's death.

Police released the first images of the inside of Tostee's apartment on Monday as he faced trial in the Brisbane Supreme Court.

The pictures show the apartment in disarray with what appear to be white rocks - the same the crown prosecutor alleged Ms Wright threw at Tostee, making him angry - scattered on a living room chair and across most of the carpeted floor.

A handheld video camera is on the edge of the glass coffee table and what appears to be a woman's black purse and a key are by the leg of the table.  

Crown prosecutor Glenn Cash told the jury on Monday Tostee did not throw the 26-year-old to her death but intimidated and threatened her so greatly she felt the only way to escape was to climb down from his locked balcony.

Tostee has pleaded not guilty to Ms Wright's murder.

The court heard an audio recording made by Tostee that captured an altercation between the pair, who met on Tinder, as well as Ms Wright's eventual death.

A photo reenactment of Ms Wright's last moments dangling from Tostee's balcony was also shared with the jury.   

The image depicts a young woman's legs, from the waist down, hanging over the corner of the balcony's ledge.  

The court heard Ms Wright saying she wanted to leave Tostee's apartment a number of times but the two continued to talk and drink.

Ms Wright threatened to call the police while Tostee accused her of beating him up for no reason.

Mr Cash said Tostee put Ms Wright out on the balcony after she threw some decorative rocks at him and hit him with a telescope.

Ms Wright's mother Beth broke down as the court heard how her daughter was allegedly choked as Tostee restrained her.

'You're lucky I haven't chucked you off my balcony you God damn psycho b****,' Tostee is heard to say in the recording.

'You're not going to collect any belongings, you're just going to walk out.'

He then forced her onto the balcony and locked a glass door into the flat, meaning 'her only means of escape' was to try to climb down the building's exterior, the court heard.

The remainder of the recording will be played to the jury on Tuesday and includes Ms Wright's final moments before she died.

Mr Cash said the prosecution would allege Tostee had, by threat and intimidation, made the tourist feel like this was her only option.

A jury containing seven women and six men was told a neighbour heard Ms Wright crying 'no, no, no, please let me go home' before witnessing her falling from Tostee's balcony about 15 seconds later.

Gabriele Collyer-Wiedner, who lived in the unit directly below Tostee's, gasped before she 'screamed and ran away' when she saw a female officer playing the role of Ms Wright and hanging her legs from the balcony above her own.  

She told the court on Monday she woke about 2am on August 8, 2014, to the sound of banging furniture.

She heard a woman screaming 'no, no, no' and looked out onto her balcony when she saw Ms Wright's legs. She then called emergency services.

Source - Dailymail

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