Everything We've Heard In The Gable Tostee 'Tinder' Trial So Far

Tostee is pleading not guilty in the 'Tinder murder' trial.

11/10/2016 2:02 PM AEDT | Updated 17/10/2016 7:24 PM AEDT
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Gable Tostee (R) has plead not guilty to the murder of Warriena Wright.

This week the 'Tinder' murder trial has begun, as Queensland man Gable Tostee pleads not guilty to the murder of New Zealand tourist Warriena Wright.

Wright and Tostee met on Tinder on the evening of August 8 in 2014 and had an alcohol-fuelled evening at Tostee's Gold Coast apartment.

After drinking and having sex an argument erupted between the pair and Tostee said he locked Wright, 26, on the balcony as she became increasingly aggressive and violent. Wright fell to her death that night, with a neighbour in the below apartment seeing a woman's legs dangling from the balcony before Wright screamed and fell.

The murder charge is not alleging Tostee pushed Wright, but intimidated the 26-year-old to a point where she felt the only option was to climb down the balcony to escape.

This week the Brisbane Supreme Court has heard a-199 minute recording from Tostee's phone during the night and Tostee has taken the stand to explain the recording. This is what the 30-year-old has said so far.

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Warriena Wright.

Parts of Tostee and Wright's conversation during the mobile phone recording from August 8, 2014:

Wright: "I know you want to kill me because you told me so."
Tostee: "Throw me off the balcony and that is it. This is it, boom."
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."
Wright: "I will f---ing destroy your jaw. It is not f---ing funny."
Tostee: "I should have never given you so much to drink. I thought that we were going to have fun?"
Tostee: "I don't deserve this sh-t, OK. I am a nice f---ing guy.
Tostee: "Do you even remember what you were doing to me half an hour ago? You were beating me up for no reason."
Wright: "Exactly."
Tostee: "You thought it was funny or something. Why were you beating me up?
Wright: "I am gone, I will be out of your hair see you later. I am going."
Tostee: "You are such a drama queen."
Wright: "Exactly."
Tostee: "You thought it was funny or something. Why were you beating me up?
Wright: "I am gone, I will be out of your hair see you later. I am going."
Tostee: "You are not my kind of girl. That is enough. You have worn out your welcome. You have to leave."
Wright: "OK, it's all good."
Tostee: "You have to leave."
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 b-tch."
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."
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?"
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."
Tostee: "Who the f--- do you think you are? Hey?"
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."
Wright: "No. No. No No. No (screaming)."
Tostee: "It is all on recording you know. It is all being recorded."
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."
Wright: "Just let me go home. Just let me go home. Just let me go home. Just let me go home."

In a phone conversation with his father after Wright disappeared from the balcony:

  • "Dad, this is really f---ed up, why does this s--- keep happening to me," Tostee said on the phone.
  • "I forced her out on the balcony. I think she might have jumped off. A million cops around my building. I'm f---ed."
  • "I swear to god I didn't push her, I just chucked her out on the balcony because she was beating me up."
  • "I like, tackled her on my floor ... I never forced her over my balcony. It's really f---ed up. I don't know what to do."
  • "I just chucked her out the door because she was beating me up."
  • "Oh my god, I hope she's not dead."

Tostee's comments in court during the trial:

Tostee appeared on the stand on Tuesday to explain the video recording and what went on that night. A number of reporters in court have published his claims, which can be read below:

  • "I swear to God, I didn't push her. I just chucked her on the balcony and shut the door because she was beating me up."
  • "The last thing I remember she was on the balcony. I don't know if she jumped... I don't know... It wasn't my fault."
  • "The last thing I remember is holding her down on the ground in my apartment and then she ran outside."

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