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Chilling selfies taken by Warriena Wright and a shirtless Gable Tostee show her finals moments before she plunged to death off his balcony Chilling selfies taken by Warriena Wright and a shirtless Gable Tostee show her finals moments before she plunged to death off his balcony

Selfies of Gable Tostee and the woman he's accused of killing, Warriena Wright, from the night she died show the final moments they spent together before she plunged to her death.

Ms Wright fell from Mr Tostee's 14th floor balcony at his Gold Coast apartment in 2014 and he is on trial for her murder, to which he has pleaded not guilty. 

The pair met on dating app Tinder and photos from their only night together show them seemingly enjoying the evening.

At first, the pair are smiling and flashing peace signs for the camera.

But further images show a change in Ms Wright's body language - her smile is gone, so is the peace sign, and she looks unhappy and uncomfortable.  

Gable Tostee and Warriena Wright together on the night she died in August 2014

Some of the images appear to show the pair enjoying themselves

Mr Tostee and Ms Wright had met on dating app Tinder and the night she died was the only time they met in person

Further images, released by police, show the apartment in disarray with what appear to be white rocks - the same the crown prosecutor alleged Ms Wright threw at Tostee, making him angry - scattered on a living room chair and across most of the carpeted floor.

A handheld video camera is on the edge of the glass coffee table and what appears to be a woman's black purse and a key are by the leg of the table.  

Two black chairs sit in the corner of the balcony and a pair of white shoes are in the middle of the tiled floor, near a tanning bed. 

On Tuesday, the Brisbane Supreme Court heard audio recorded during their night together.

The pair can be heard arguing and yelling.

Disheveled sheets, rocks on the floor and a handheld video camera were found in the Gold Coast apartment (pictured) of Gable Tostee after Warriena Wright fell to her death from his balcony in 2014

Police released the first images of the inside of Tostee's (pictured) apartment on Monday as he headed to trial at the Brisbane Supreme Court for the alleged murder of 26-year-old Ms Wright

Tostee is accused of killing Warriena Tagpuno Wright in 2014 after they met on the dating app Tinder while she was visiting Australia

At one point, Tostee tells Ms Wright: 'You are lucky I haven't chucked you off my balcony you goddamn psycho little b***h'.

During the course of their conversation, they can be heard abusing each other verbally.

Later, after Tostee locked Ms Wright on his balcony, she can be heard repeatedly screaming 'no'.

Then,a faint scream can be heard before Tostee says: 'sh*t'. 

Crown prosecutor Glenn Cash told the jury on Monday Tostee did not throw the 26-year-old to her death but intimidated and threatened her so greatly she felt the only way to escape was to climb down from his locked balcony. 

Tostee has pleaded not guilty to Ms Wright's murder. 

The court heard an audio recording made by Tostee that captured an altercation between the pair, who met on Tinder, as well as Ms Wright's eventual death.

A photo reenactment of Ms Wright's last moments dangling from Tostee's balcony was also shared with the jury.   

The image depicts a young woman's legs, from the waist down, hanging over the corner of the balcony's ledge.  

The court heard detailed audio on Monday of the pair arguing, as well as a photo reenactment of Ms Wright's last moments dangling from Tostee's balcony (pictured)

Sheets on Tostee's bed were seen balled up and a pillow case appeared to be missing

Two black chairs sit in the corner of the balcony and a pair of white shoes are in the middle of the tiled floor, near a suntanning bed

Prosecutors claim Ms Wright threw decorative rocks at Tostee, which angered him 

The court heard Ms Wright saying she wanted to leave Tostee's apartment a number of times but the two continued to talk and drink.

'Are you going to f***ing Muay Thai me because I will f***ing destroy your jaw,' Ms Wright says.

'I should have never given you so much to drink,' Tostee says later.

Ms Wright threatened to call the police while Tostee accused her of beating him up for no reason.

Mr Cash said Tostee put Ms Wright out on the balcony after she threw some decorative rocks at him and hit him with a telescope.

Ms Wright's mother Beth broke down as the court heard how her daughter was allegedly choked as Tostee restrained her. 

'You're lucky I haven't chucked you off my balcony you God damn psycho bitch,' Tostee is heard to say in the recording.

'You're not going to collect any belongings, you're just going to walk out.

'If you try to pull anything I'll knock you out, I'll knock you the f*** out - do you understand?' 

Merzabeth Tagpuno (centre), mother of Ms Wright, is seen leaving the Supreme Court in Brisbane after the first day of trial 

He then forced her onto the balcony and locked a glass door into the flat, meaning 'her only means of escape' was to try to climb down the building's exterior, the court heard.

The remainder of the recording will be played to the jury on Tuesday and includes Ms Wright's final moments before she died.

Mr Cash said the prosecution would allege Tostee had, by threat and intimidation, made the tourist feel like this was her only option. 

A jury containing seven women and six men was told a neighbour heard Ms Wright crying 'no, no, no, please let me go home' before witnessing her falling from Tostee's balcony about 15 seconds later.

Gabriele Collyer-Wiedner, who lived in the unit directly below Tostee's, gasped before she 'screamed and ran away' when she saw a female officer playing the role of Ms Wright and hanging her legs from the balcony above her own.  

She told the court on Monday she woke about 2am on August 8, 2014, to the sound of banging furniture. 

She heard a woman screaming 'no, no, no' and looked out onto her balcony when she saw Ms Wright's legs.

'Legs came down and dangled in the air,' she said. 'I froze there, then the body fell on my balcony railing.

'I screamed and then somebody else screamed. I assumed it was her voice. I stepped forward and looked down and she was lying on the ground.'

She then called emergency services.

Gable Tostee arrived at Brisbane Supreme Court on Monday ahead of his trial

The 26-year-old was found dead at the base of the high-rise Avalon Apartments unit in Surfers Paradise in the early hours of August 8, 2014

Ms Wright was on a two-week vacation to attend a friend's wedding in 2014 when she met Tostee at the end of her trip.

GABLE TOSTEE TIMELINE 

July 29, 2014: Ms Wright arrives in Australia for two-week holiday. She meets Tostee on Tinder.

August 8, 2014: Ms Wright found dead about 2.20am after falling from 14th floor balcony of Tostee's Surfers Paradise apartment.

August 15, 2014: Tostee arrested at parent's house, charged with murder.

October 10, 2016: Murder trial starts. Tostee represented by high-profile barrister Saul Holt QC.

She was found dead at the base of the high-rise Avalon Apartments unit in Surfers Paradise in the early hours of August 8 after falling from the 14th floor balcony of Tostee's unit.

Her sister Marreza Wright broke down in the witness stand on Monday as she told the court she had exchanged Facebook messages with her on the night she died.

'She was just messaging me that she met this guy,' she told the court. 

She told the court Warriena had said Tostee looked like Sam Winchester from the TV show Supernatural. 

'I replied with thumbs up,' she said. 'She sent photos, they were quite fuzzy.'

In his opening address, defence barrister Saul Holt QC said Tostee was a real person, not a 'cartoonish villain' as the media often depicted. 

Ms Wright's mother Merzabeth Tagpuno also arrived at the court on Monday for the start of the trial, which is expected to last seven to eight days

The 30-year-old's trial is due to start in the Brisbane Supreme Court on Monday when he will be represented by high-profile barrister Saul Holt QC

Mr Holt said Ms Wright had become increasingly erratic and aggressive towards him after a night of drinking and intimacy.

After attempting to restrain her Tostee then put Ms Wright out on the balcony and locked the door, the court heard.

Mr Holt said Tostee did not choke Ms Wright but was within his legal right to use 'reasonable force' to protect himself and his property.

'She is outside, he is inside and he has caused a locked door to be between the two of them,' Mr Holt said.

'What happened in this case is nothing like murder or manslaughter, it doesn't fit.'

The court heard after Ms Wright died Tostee attempted to contact a lawyer and called his father.

'She kept beating me up and whatever,' Tostee told his father in the recording.

'I forced her out onto the balcony and I think she might have jumped off'.  

The 30-year-old is being represented by high-profile barrister Saul Holt QC during his trial 

Ms Wright was found dead at the base of the high-rise Avalon Apartments unit in Surfers Paradise in the early hours of August 8, 2014

Photographs of Tostee's baclcony, loungeroom and kitchen were then shown to the jury.

Fingerprint dust, a pair of shoes and glass bottle could be seen on his balcony.

The loungeroom had decorative white pebbles scattered across the floor after Ms Wright allegedly threw them at Tostee. 

A hand-held telescope was pictured on the coffee table, and its metal bracket is on the floor after Ms Wright allegedly hit Tostee with it, the court heard.

Her handbag was pictured near the coffee table.

More than three hours of audio taken from Tostee's apartment the night Ms Wright died was extracted from his mobile phone.

One hour of the audio has been played to the jury on Monday afternoon. Ms Wright's mother sat outside the court so she did not hear the audio.

The trial before Justice John Byrne continues and is expected to take seven to eight days. 


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