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.