On August 8, 2014, New Zealand woman Warriena Wright plunged to her death from the 14th floor of a Gold Coast apartment building.
The balcony from which she fell belonged to Gable Tostee, a man she had met on Tinder; a man who yesterday was acquitted of charges over her death.
After four days of deliberation and a near mistrial, a jury found the 30-year-old not guilty of murder or manslaughter in the sensational case, which was splashed across front pages around the world.
A big part of that was due to one stunning piece of evidence released during the trial: a three-hour audio recording which Tostee secretly took that night, spanning either side of Wright’s fatal fall.
Below are excerpts of the police transcript of that tape.
The argument begins.
1.35.40am. Wright: “Where is my sister’s shit? Where is all my f***ing data? Where is my iPhone?”
Tostee: “Do you want me to ring it?”
Wright: “Yes, I would love you to f***ing ring it.”
1.36.19am. Tostee: “There is a ton of your stuff here. Hey, I didn’t say you have to leave. I said that you have to stop beating me up.”
1.36am. Wright: “Are you going to f***ing untie me because I will f***ing destroy your jaw. It is not f****ing funny … Get it for me.”
Tostee: “No, you get it.”
Wright: “I am going to call the police.”
1.37.21am. Wright again threatens to call the police.
1.38am. Wright: “Cmon Cletus. I am going to call the police.”
Tostee: “What are you looking for? Where is my money? How are you going to call the police without your phone?”
Wright: “You stole my (expletive) phone.”
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, okay. I am a nice f**king guy.”
1.39.13am. Tostee: “Your phone must be out of battery… It must be out on the balcony.”
Tostee: “Please calm down, please. You have had too much to drink. I had shit loads of money.”
Wright insists she “f**king rules in New Zealand” but gets taken advantage of.