It’s the bizarre social media essay the jury never saw.
The only time the entire night’s events have been explained by Gable Tostee himself and, like many things Gable Tostee was involved in, it came in a strange form – a blog post on a body building forum.
The post, written in 2014, came four months after Warriena Wright fell from the balcony off the carpet layer to her death.
A jury of six men and six women last week found Gable Tostee not guilty of murder and of the lesser charge of manslaughter, following a nine-day trial in the Brisbane Supreme Court with four of them being deliberations.
Tostee never appeared on the stand in the case but in December 2014, he took to an online body building forum to explain what really occurred the night his 26-year-old Tinder date died.
In a lengthy post entitled, “regarding the balcony tragedy”, Tostee gave, for the first time, his version of her death – against all legal advice.
The full contents of the post are only now able to be made public as they were never submitted as evidence.
He wrote: “I think it’s time I spoke out about the events that have happened over the last few months.”
“Those aware will know I am referring to the tragic death of Warriena Wright.
“So far I’ve been silent” Gable Tostee told his fellow members leaving his “hands tied while so many misconceptions and untruths are being circulated in the media and in the public.”
The post on the body building forum.
He says that it has been difficult and he now believes his silence “may have done more harm than good.”
“So now you can hear it from me.
“First off let me say that the death of Warriena was the most tragic and distressing event I have ever experienced.
“Knowing I was the last person to be with her, it has left me permanently scarred and not a day passes that I don’t wish I could go back in time and prevent it."
“For at least a week after it happened I was so overwhelmed I was unable to laugh or even crack a smile.
“I broke down in tears several times a day, or whenever I saw her picture in the news.
“I never expected I would ever experience something like this, nor did I have any idea how much it would affect me.