Gable Tostee trial: jury hears recording of Warriena Wright's final moments alive.

A Supreme Court jury has listened to Warriena Wright’s last words moments before she fell to her death from the 14th floor balcony of Gable Tostee’s Gold Coast apartment in the early hours of the morning on August 8, 2014.

Tostee, 30, has pleaded not guilty to murdering the 26-year-old New Zealand tourist, whom he met that night via the Tinder dating app.

He was living in the apartment at the time.

Prosecutor Glen Cash told the court the audio recording from Tostee’s mobile phone was a key piece of evidence in the case against him.

The crown began to play the recording to the jury yesterday, and day two of the trial has begun this morning with the remainder of that recording being played to the court.

In the audio, Ms Wright can be heard yelling “no, no, no” before being forced out onto the balcony with the sounds of a door closing behind her.

Seconds later, there is silence from Ms Wright with only the sound of Tostee breathing being heard.

Tostee’s phone also recorded him leaving his apartment building and calling his father.

“Hello dad, I might have a bit of a situation,” Tostee said.

“I met up with a girl for a date … she started getting really aggressive. We had sex in bed and then after that she kept drinking.”

Tostee went on to explain that he and Ms Wright had both been drunk, that she kept beating him up and that he forced her onto the balcony.


“I think she might’ve jumped off … there’s like a million cops,” he said.

“I’m f***ed, I don’t know what to do. I didn’t cause this, I didn’t push her or anything.”

Tostee is then picked up by his father who suggested calling criminal lawyer Bill Potts, but he could not get through.

“I hope she’s not dead. What if she’s dead, what if she jumped?'” Tostee said.

His father replied: “Don’t worry, there’s nothing you can do about that.”

Tostee also asked his father to drive past the apartment building so he could see what was happening.

Quotes and description from recording of Tostee and Ms Wright:

1:06am Ms Wright: “I know you want to kill me because you told me so.”

1:08am Tostee says he does not think there is anything after death.

Tostee: “Throw me off the balcony and that is it. This is it, boom.”

1:19am Music still playing in the background and soft sounds of groaning in background.

1:21am Ms Wright: “You do have to do shit to me.”

1:23am Tostee: “Ow.”

1:29am Tostee: “I don’t like getting beaten up.”

1:36am Tostee: “There is a tonne of your stuff here. Hey I didn’t say you have to leave, I said that you have to stop beating me up.” Heated conversation.


1:36am Ms Wright: “…I will f***ing destroy your jaw. It is not f***ing funny.”

1:38am Tostee: “I should have never given you so much to drink. I thought that we were going to have fun?”

1:39am Tostee: “I don’t deserve this shit, OK. I am a nice f***ing guy.

1:39am Tostee: “Do you even remember what you were doing to me half an hour ago? You were beating me up for no reason.”
Ms Wright: “Exactly.”
Tostee: “You thought it was funny or something. Why were you beating me up?
Ms Wright: “I am gone, I will be out of your hair see you later. I am going.” Ms Wright produces a phone, stating: “See you later.”
Tostee: “You are such a drama queen.”

1:41am Tostee asks if they can “sit down and discuss this”. Ms Wright says she is a freak. Tostee says he is going to have bruises, asks Ms Wright to stay the night. Tostee says he is the most tolerant person she would meet, “but you are just a bit violent”. Tostee offers to cook something, asking Ms Wright if she wants something to eat.

1:48am Ms Wright: “Don’t be a dick, don’t be a dick.”

Tostee: “I’m not being a dick.”

Ms Wright asks if she can go over to the window and have a look.

Tostee: “Don’t jump off or anything.”

Ms Wright: “No.”


2:10am Sounds of a struggle and ruffling sound of recording device.
Ms Wright: “That really hurt my vagina.” More struggling and male laughter.
Ms Wright: “You sound like a faggot.”

2:12am Tostee: “All right I give up, what do you want?” Loud bang. Tostee:“Ow.”

2:14am Tostee: “You are not my kind of girl. That is enough. You have worn out your welcome. You have to leave.”
Ms Wright: “OK, it’s all good.”
Tostee: “You have to leave.”

2:15am Tostee: “I thought you were kidding and I have taken enough. This is f***ing bullshit. You are lucky I haven’t chucked you off my balcony you goddamn psycho little bitch.”

2:17am Tostee: “You’re a goddamn psycho. I am going to let you go. I am going to walk you out of this apartment just the way you are. You are not going to collect any of your belongings you are just going to walk out and I am going to slam the door on you do you understand. If you try and pull anything. I’ll knock you out. I’ll knock you the f*** out. Do you understand? Do you understand? Do you understand?”

Tostee: “Come on Get up. Get up.”

Ms Wright: “I am so sorry.

Tostee: “I don’t care … you don’t understand do you? You don’t understand anything at all, do you? You don’t understand, do you?” Sounds of a struggle.

Tostee: “Let go. You think that you hit me and I was going to fall down like in the movies. Let go of it. Let go. Let Go. Let go.”


2:19am Sounds consistent with door unlocking and then female states “No”. Possible sound of glass door being hit.

2:20am Tostee: “Who the f*** do you think you are? Hey?”

Ms Wright: “No, no, no … No! No, no. No.”

Tostee: “You tried to kill me huh? Well why did you try and hit me with that. Huh? Shut your filthy mouth.”

Ms Wright: “No. No. No No. No (screaming).”

Tostee: “It is all on recording you know. It is all being recorded.”

Ms Wright: “No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. Just let me go home.”

Tostee: “I would but you have been a bad girl.”

Ms Wright: “Just let me go home. Just let me go home. Just let me go home. Just let me go home.”

2:21am Faint screaming detected. Tostee heard breathing very heavily. He makes a call on his mobile phone. Tostee: “Shit.”

2:22am Tostee: “Where the f*** are my keys?”

Featured image: Presented in court today (via Yahoo 7). 

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